alkannin

noun
al·​kan·​nin | \ al-ˈkan-ən How to pronounce alkannin (audio) \

Medical Definition of alkannin

: a red crystalline coloring matter C16H16O5 obtained from alkanet and used chiefly in coloring beverages and fatty and oily pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations

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“Alkannin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alkannin. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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