Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The commercial name for impure rosolic acid (which see, under rosolic), one of the coaltar colors. In its pure state it forms ruby-red crystals with a blue fluorescence. Owing to its fugitiveness, it is seldom used in dyeing, but it is still used in printing calicoes and woolens and for pigments. It produces orange-red colors.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A red coloring matter derived from phenol; -- called also, in commerce,
- From Latin aurum ("gold"). (Wiktionary)
“The photonic crystal biosensor technology was further utilized in a screen for inhibitors of the AIF-DNA interaction, and through this screen aurin tricarboxylic acid was identified as the first in vitro inhibitor of AIF.”
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