tartrazine

noun

tar·​tra·​zine ˈtär-trə-ˌzēn How to pronounce tartrazine (audio) -zən How to pronounce tartrazine (audio)
: a yellow azo dye that is used in making organic pigments and in coloring foods and drugs and that sometimes causes bronchoconstriction in individuals with asthma

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“Tartrazine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tartrazine. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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