murexide

murexide

[myoo-rek-sahyd, -sid]
noun Chemistry.
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:
1830–40; murex + -ide

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