alkannin

alkannin

[al-kan-in]
noun Chemistry.
a dark red, amorphous, water-insoluble powder, C 16 H 16 O 5 , obtained from the root of the alkanet: used chiefly for coloring fats, oils, and pharmaceuticals.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin alkann(a) < Medieval Latin alchanna (see alkanet) + -in2

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