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anthocyanin

[an-thuh-sahy-uh-nin] /ˌæn θəˈsaɪ ə nɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of a class of water-soluble pigments that give flowers the colors ranging from red to blue.
Also, anthocyan
[an-thuh-sahy-uh n] /ˌæn θəˈsaɪ ən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; antho- + cyanin(e)
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Examples from the web for anthocyanins
  • As red wines contain high levels of anthocyanins they are generally more susceptible.
  • Cherries cherries contain anthocyanins, the red pigment in berries.
  • Cherry anthocyanins have been shown to reduce pain and inflammation in rats.
British Dictionary definitions for anthocyanins

anthocyanin

/ˌænθəʊˈsaɪənɪn/
noun
1.
any of a class of water-soluble glycosidic pigments, esp those responsible for the red and blue colours in flowers. They are closely related to vitamins E and P
Word Origin
C19: from antho- + -cyanin, from Greek kuanos dark blue
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