Erythrite E*ryth"rite, n. [Gr. 'eryqro`s red.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance, {C4H6.(OH)4}, of a sweet, cooling taste, extracted from certain lichens, and obtained by the decomposition of erythrin; -- called also {erythrol}, {erythroglucin}, {erythromannite}, {pseudorcin}, {cobalt bloom}, and under the name {phycite} obtained from the alga {Protococcus vulgaris}. It is a tetrabasic alcohol, corresponding to glycol and glycerin. [1913 Webster]

2. (Min.) A rose-red mineral, crystallized and earthy, a hydrous arseniate of cobalt, known also as {cobalt bloom}; -- called also {erythrin} or {erythrine}. [1913 Webster]

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  • erythrite — [er′i thrīt΄] n. [ ERYTHR(O) + ITE1] 1. ERYTHRITOL 2. a reddish or pinkish, very soft, monoclinic mineral, Co3 (AsO4) 2·8H2O, that usually forms as a crust near cobalt deposits; hydrous cobalt arsenate: cf. ANNABERGITE …   English World dictionary

  • erythrite — /i rith ruyt, er euh thruyt /, n. 1. a mineral, hydrous cobalt arsenate, Co3As2O8·8H2O, occurring as a powdery, usually red incrustation on cobalt minerals; cobalt bloom. 2. erythritol. [1835 45; ERYTHR + ITE1] * * * ▪ mineral also called  Cobalt …   Universalium

  • erythrite — noun Date: 1844 a usually rose colored mineral consisting of a hydrous cobalt arsenate occurring especially in monoclinic crystals …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • erythrite — noun Red cobalt, a secondary hydrated arsenate of cobalt minerals with the formula (Co(AsO)·8HO) …   Wiktionary

  • erythrite — SYN: erythritol …   Medical dictionary

  • érythrite — (entrée créée par le supplément) (é ri tri t ) s. f. Terme de chimie. Principe sucré naturel, analogue à la glycérine …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • erythrite — er·y·thrite …   English syllables

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