noun Chemistry.
any of several acid azo dyes producing orange or scarlet colors.
Also, croceine [kroh-see-in, -een] .

< Latin croce(us) saffron-colored (see crocus, -eous) + -in2 Unabridged
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crocein (ˈkrəʊsɪɪn)
any one of a group of red or orange acid azo dyes
[C20: from Latin croceus yellow + -in]

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