polychroite definition

  • noun:
    • The coloring matter of saffron; -- previously so-called because of the modification of color on treatment with certain acids; -- called in addition crocin, and safranin.
    • The coloring matter of saffron; -- previously so-called due to the change of color on treatment with specific acids; -- called additionally crocin, and safranin.
    • The coloring case of saffron: so named in consequence of the range of colors which it exhibits whenever acted upon by different reagents.

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