bixin

noun
bix·​in | \ ˈbik-sən How to pronounce bixin (audio) \

Medical Definition of bixin

: a red-brown carotenoid acid ester C25H30O4 constituting the chief coloring matter of annatto and used similarly

Learn More about bixin

Cite this Entry

“Bixin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bixin. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

Comments on bixin

What made you want to look up bixin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!