Definition of isatin in English:

isatin

Syllabification: i·sa·tin
Pronunciation: /ˈīsətin
 
/

noun

Chemistry
  • A red crystalline compound used in the manufacture of dyes.
    • An indole derivative; chemical formula: C8H5NO2
    More example sentences
    • Some of the major known ingredients of the root not listed above include indoxyl-beta-glucoside, beta-sitosterol, and isatin.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin isatis 'woad' (from Greek) + -in1.

More definitions of isatin

Definition of isatin in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody