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murexide

[myoo-rek-sahyd, -sid] /myʊˈrɛk saɪd, -sɪd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a reddish-purple, crystalline, sparingly water-soluble solid, C 8 H 8 N 6 O 6 , having a green luster, formerly used as a dye.
Also called ammonium purpurate.
Origin of murexide
1830-1840
1830-40; murex + -ide
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