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isatin

[ahy-suh-tin] /ˈaɪ sə tɪn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a yellowish-red or orange, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C 8 H 5 NO 2 , used chiefly in the synthesis of vat dyes.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Greek isát(is) woad + -in2
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isatin

/ˈaɪsətɪn/
noun
1.
a yellowish-red crystalline compound soluble in hot water, used for the preparation of vat dyes. Formula: C8H5NO2
Derived Forms
isatinic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Latin isatis woad + -in
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