Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A phenol derivative of anthracene which on oxidation produces a red dyestuff related to anthraquinone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A phenol derivative of anthracene obtained as a white crystalline substance, which on oxidation produces a red dyestuff related to anthraquinone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A yellow crystalline substance, or, β-dihydroxyanthracene, made by fusing the corresponding anthracene-disulphonic acid with caustic potash. The solutions in alkalis have a strong blue fluorescence.

Etymologies

Latin rufus reddish + -ol. (Wiktionary)

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