crocetin definition

  • noun:
    • an all-natural carotenoid dicarboxylic acid that is based in the crocus rose.
    • A dyestuff, acquired from the Chinese crocin, which produces an excellent yellow.
    • In chem.: Crocin.
    • A doubtful by-product from crocin.
    • An amorphous red product, C34H46O11, obtained by heating crocin, the coloring question of saffron (Crocus sativus), with dilute mineral acids.

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