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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A red coloring matter obtained from the plumage of the Musophagidæ or turakoos, giving a continuous spectrum. See turacin.
  • noun A kind of red pigment of the lipochrome series widely diffused in sponges, and regarded as having a respiratory function.
  • noun Also zoönerythrin.

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