ruberythric acid

noun

rub·​eryth·​ric acid
¦rübə¦rithrik-
: a yellow crystalline acidic glycoside C25H26O13 occurring in madder root and yielding alizarin and primeverose on hydrolysis

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ruberythric acid was in 1852

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“Ruberythric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ruberythric%20acid. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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