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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lustrous golden orangered to reddish-brown compound, C36H22O9(?), contained in the lichens Sticta aurata, Candelaria vitellina, C. concolor, and Gyalolechia aurea. It forms large crystals which melt at 211–212° C. and are probably monoclinic.

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