Definition of isatin in English:


Line breaks: isa¦tin
Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪsətɪn


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


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

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