noun[mass 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.
mid 19th century: from Latin isatis 'woad' (from Greek) + -in1.
Definition of isatin in:
- The US English dictionary