al·​kan·​nin al-ˈkan-ən How to pronounce alkannin (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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