Turacin
Turacin Tu"ra*cin, n. (Physiol.) (Chem.) A red or crimson pigment obtained from certain feathers of several species of turacou; whence the name. It contains nearly six per cent of copper. [1913 Webster]

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  • Turacin — is a red, naturally occurring pigment that is 6% copper complexed to uroporphyrin 111. It is found only in the turaco group of birds as the red in their plumage. [ [http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/cgi bin/omd?turacin Online Medical Dictionary] ] It is …   Wikipedia

  • Turacīn — Turacīn, roter Farbstoff der Schwungfedern des Bananenfressers, enthält gegen 6 Proz. Kupfer, das beim Verbrennen der roten Federn die Flamme grün färbt …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • turacin — tu·ra·cin …   English syllables

  • turacin — ˈt(y)u̇rəsə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Turacus + English in : an amorphous red porphyrin pigment containing copper obtained from feathers of the touraco compare uroporphyrin …   Useful english dictionary

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