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Pronunciation: am′ă-ranth, am-ă-ran′thŭm

Definition: An azo dye; a soluble reddish-brown powder that turns magenta red in solution; used as a food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic coloring agent, and occasionally in histology.

[G. amaranthon, a never-fading flower]

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