brazilein

[bruh-zil-ee-in]
noun Chemistry.
a red, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C 16 H 12 O 5 , obtained by the oxidation of brazilin: used chiefly as a dye for wood and textiles.
Also, brasilein.


Origin:
brazil(in) + -ein, variant of -in2

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brazilein or brasilein (brəˈzɪlɪɪn)
 
n
a red crystalline solid obtained by the oxidation of brazilin and used as a dye. Formula: C16H12O5
 
[C19: from German Brasilein, from brazilin]
 
brasilein or brasilein
 
n
 
[C19: from German Brasilein, from brazilin]

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The wood also yields a red dye called brazilin, which oxidizes to brazilein.
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