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[braz-uh-lin, bruh-zil-in] /ˈbræz ə lɪn, brəˈzɪl ɪn/
noun, Chemistry
a yellow, water-soluble, needlelike, crystalline solid, C 16 H 14 O 5 , obtained from brazil and sappanwood: used as a dye and an indicator.
Also, brasilin.
Origin of brazilin
1860-65; brazil + -in2 Unabridged
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  • The wood also yields a red dye called brazilin, which oxidizes to brazilein.
British Dictionary definitions for brazilin


a pale yellow soluble crystalline solid, turning red in alkaline solution, extracted from brazil wood and sappanwood and used in dyeing and as an indicator. Formula: C16H14O5
Word Origin
C19: from French brésiline, from brésil brazil wood
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