C20H22O10
Erythrin E*ryth"rin, Erythrine E*ryth"rine, n. [Gr. 'eryqro`s red.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance, {C20H22O10}, extracted from certain lichens, as the various species of {Rocella}. It is a derivative of orsellinic acid. So called because of certain red compounds derived from it. Called also {erythric} acid. [1913 Webster]

2. (Min.) See {Erythrite}, 2. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • erythric — Erythrin E*ryth rin, Erythrine E*ryth rine, n. [Gr. eryqro s red.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance, {C20H22O10}, extracted from certain lichens, as the various species of {Rocella}. It is a derivative of orsellinic acid. So called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Erythrin — E*ryth rin, Erythrine E*ryth rine, n. [Gr. eryqro s red.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance, {C20H22O10}, extracted from certain lichens, as the various species of {Rocella}. It is a derivative of orsellinic acid. So called because of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Erythrine — Erythrin E*ryth rin, Erythrine E*ryth rine, n. [Gr. eryqro s red.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance, {C20H22O10}, extracted from certain lichens, as the various species of {Rocella}. It is a derivative of orsellinic acid. So called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Erythrīn [2] — Erythrīn (Erythrinsäure, Zweifachorsellinsäureerythritäther) C20H22O10 findet sich in vielen Flechten, besonders in Roccella Montagnii und in einigen Algen. E. ist farb , geruch und geschmacklos, löst sich leicht in Alkohol, schwer in Wasser und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • e|ryth|rin — «ih RIHTH rihn», noun. Chemistry. 1. a colorless substance that is a constituent of various lichens. Formula: C20H22O10 2. a red dye formerly used to color silk. ╂[< Greek erythrós red + English in] …   Useful english dictionary

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