Definition of indigotin in English:

indigotin

Line breaks: in¦di¦go|tin
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdɪgətɪn
 
, ˌɪndɪˈgəʊtɪn/

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A dark blue crystalline compound which is the main constituent of the dye indigo.
  • Chemical formula: (C8H6N0)2
More example sentences
  • In 15 samples, carminic acid was found in combination with indigotin.
  • The indican is oxidized to form the deep blue indigotin.
  • Indigotin (from woad) was used in conjunction with other dyes to produce several purples (with madder) and a green (with the unidentified yellow).

Origin

mid 19th century: from indigo + -t- (for ease of pronunciation) + -in1.

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