Definition of Alizarin

1. Noun. An orange-red crystalline compound used in making red pigments and in dyeing.

Exact synonyms: Alizarine
Specialized synonyms: Alizarin Carmine, Alizarin Crimson, Alizarin Red
Generic synonyms: Pigment



Definition of Alizarin

1. n. A coloring principle, C14H6O2(OH)2, found in madder, and now produced artificially from anthracene. It produces the Turkish reds.

Definition of Alizarin

1. Noun. a type of red or crimson dye ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Alizarin

1. a red dye [n -S]

Medical Definition of Alizarin

1. A colouring principle, C14H6O2(OH)2, found in madder, and now produced artificially from anthracene. It produces the Turkish reds. Origin: F. Alizarine, fr. Alizari. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alizarin

aliunde
alive
alive(p)
alive and kicking
aliveness
alivenesses
aliya
aliyah
aliyahs
aliyas
aliyos
aliyot
aliyoth
alizapride
alizari
alizarin (current term)
alizarin carmine
alizarin crimson
alizarin cyanin
alizarin indicator
alizarin purpurin
alizarin red
alizarin red S
alizarin yellow
alizarine
alizarine red
alizarines
alizarins
alizaris
aljamiado

Literary usage of Alizarin

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1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"In order to separate the alizarin ftom these, the crude commercial ... alizarin crystallises from alcohol in red needles or prisms, which melt at 282°. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"The solution mixed with hydrochloric acid deposits red flakes, consisting of alizarin, more or less contaminated with purpurin and resinous matters. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"When treated with nitrous acid, alizarin yields anthraquinone. Nitric acid acts violently on alizarin with evolution of red vapours and formation of ..."

4. The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry by Society of Chemical Industry (1884)
"The use of acetate of lime in the dyebath in this case is not absolutely necessary. tt'it/Mitt acetate of lime, alizarin produces a good bright orange ..."

5. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1860)
"The residual chalk contains Higgin's alizarin, which is extracted by ... To separate the alizarin, the madder residue is boiled three or four times with a ..."

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