brazilin [braz-uh-lin, bruh-zil-in] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun Chemistry. a yellow, water-soluble, needlelike, crystalline solid, C16H14O5, obtained from brazil and sappanwood: used as a dye and an indicator.

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  • Also brasilin. Origin of brazilin First recorded in 1860–65; brazil + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for brazilin Historical Examples of brazilin

  • Brazilin crystallizes in hexagonal amber yellow crystals, which are soluble in water and alcohol.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for brazilin brazilin brasilin noun a pale yellow soluble crystalline solid, turning red in alkaline solution, extracted from brazil wood and sappanwood and used in dyeing and as an indicator. Formula: C 16 H 14 O 5 Word Origin for brazilin C19: from French brésiline, from brésil brazil wood Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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