ventilagin

noun

ven·​tila·​gin
ven‧ˈtiləjə̇n;
ˌventᵊlˈāj-,
-ᵊlˈaj-
plural -s
: a reddish brown resinous coloring matter C15H14O6 derived from anthraquinone and obtained from the root bark of an East Indian woody vine (Ventilago maderaspatana) of the family Rhamnaceae

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary ventilag- (from New Latin Ventilago —genus name of Ventilago maderaspatana —, irregular from Latin ventulus + agere to drive) + -in

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“Ventilagin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ventilagin. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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