corallin

Corallin

Cor"al*lin\, n. [So named in allusion to the color of red corallin, fr. L. corallum coral.] (Chem.) A yellow coal-tar dyestuff which probably consists chiefly of rosolic acid. See Aurin, and Rosolic acid under Rosolic.

Red corallin, a red dyestuff which is obtained by treating aurin or rosolic acid with ammonia; -- called also p[ae]onin.

Yellow corallin. See Aurin.
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