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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“Ventilagin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ventilagin. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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