turacin

noun
tu·​ra·​cin | \ ˈt(y)u̇rəsə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of turacin

: an amorphous red porphyrin pigment containing copper obtained from feathers of the touraco — compare uroporphyrin

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History and Etymology for turacin

New Latin Turacus + English -in

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“Turacin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turacin. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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