Definition of indigotin in English:


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


[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A dark blue crystalline compound which is the main constituent of the dye indigo.
    • Chemical formula: (C8H6N0)2
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    • 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).


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

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