ventilagin

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

Definition of ventilagin 

: 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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History and Etymology for ventilagin

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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