ruberythric acid

rub·​eryth·​ric acid | \ ¦rübə¦rithrik-\

Definition of ruberythric acid

: a yellow crystalline acidic glycoside C25H26O13 occurring in madder root and yielding alizarin and primeverose on hydrolysis

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First Known Use of ruberythric acid

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ruberythric acid

ruberythric International Scientific Vocabulary rub- (from New Latin Rubia) + erythr- + -ic

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