Pittacal
Pittacal Pit"ta*cal (p[i^]t"t[.a]*k[a^]l), n. [Gr. pi`tta, pi`ssa, pitch + kalo`s beautiful: cf. F. pittacale.] (Chem.) A dark blue substance obtained from wood tar. It consists of hydrocarbons which when oxidized form the orange-yellow eupittonic compounds, the salts of which are dark blue. [1913 Webster]

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  • eupitton — Eupittone Eu*pit tone, n. [Pref. eu + pittacal + one.] (Chem.) A yellow, crystalline substance, resembling aurin, and obtained by the oxidation of pittacal; called also {eupittonic acid}. [Written also {eupitton}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eupittone — Eu*pit tone, n. [Pref. eu + pittacal + one.] (Chem.) A yellow, crystalline substance, resembling aurin, and obtained by the oxidation of pittacal; called also {eupittonic acid}. [Written also {eupitton}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eupittonic acid — Eupittone Eu*pit tone, n. [Pref. eu + pittacal + one.] (Chem.) A yellow, crystalline substance, resembling aurin, and obtained by the oxidation of pittacal; called also {eupittonic acid}. [Written also {eupitton}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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