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crocein

[kroh-see-in] /ˈkroʊ si ɪn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
any of several acid azo dyes producing orange or scarlet colors.
Also, croceine
[kroh-see-in, -een] /ˈkroʊ si ɪn, -ˌin/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
< Latin croce(us) saffron-colored (see crocus, -eous) + -in2
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crocein

/ˈkrəʊsɪɪn/
noun
1.
any one of a group of red or orange acid azo dyes
Word Origin
C20: from Latin croceus yellow + -in
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