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alkannin

Pronunciation: al′kă-nin

Definition: The major red dye derived from alkanet; used as an astringent, in cosmetics, and foods; can be used as an indicator: red at pH 6.8, changing to purple at pH 8.8 and blue at pH 10; also used as a fat stain.

Synonym(s): anchusin

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