carminic acid


car·​min·​ic acid kär-ˌmin-ik- How to pronounce carminic acid (audio)
: a red crystalline anthraquinone dye C22H20O13 best known as the essential coloring matter of cochineal and used chiefly as a biological stain

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“Carminic acid.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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