Definitions

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  • n. carbon disulphide
  • n. A substance reddened by acids, supposed to be contained in flowers.
  • n. A crystalline substance obtained from diseased bile, which becomes blood-red when acted on by nitric acid or ammonia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Carbon disulphide; -- so called from certain red compounds which it produces in combination with other substances.
  • n. A substance reddened by acids, which is supposed to be contained in flowers.
  • n. A crystalline substance obtained from diseased bile, which becomes blood-red when acted on by nitric acid or ammonia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fatty, green crystalline compound, said to occur in certain specimens of pathological bile.
  • n. A substance, possibly a chromogen, found in flowers.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek ἐρυθρός (eruthros, "red") +‎ -gen. (Wiktionary)

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