ventilagin

noun ven·tila·gin \ven‧ˈtiləjə̇n; ˌventəlˈāj-, -əlˈaj-\

Definition of ventilagin

plural

-s

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of ventilagin

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


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