• Definition for "erythrin"
    • C20H22O10, a natural element extracted from certain lichens,…
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    • _erythrin_, which acts upon the central…
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erythrin definition

  • noun:
    • C20H22O10, a natural element extracted from certain lichens, a derivative of orsellinic acid.
    • alternate type of erythrite.
    • A colorless crystalline material, C20H22O10, extracted from certain lichens, due to the fact different species of Rocella. It's a derivative of orsellinic acid. So named considering certain red substances produced from it. Called also erythric acid.
    • See Erythrite, 2.
    • An organic concept (C20H22O10) obtained from Roccella tinctoria, Lecanora tartarea, and other lichens, which furnish the blue dyestuff called litmus.
    • Same as erythrite, 1.
    • A coal-tar colour of the xanthene type, served by the methylation of eosin. It dyes silk a bluish red with a red fluorescence. Also known as primrose.
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