alizarin: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (u-liz'ur-in), [key]
— n. Chem.
- a solid appearing reddish-orange as crystals and brownish-yellow as powder, CHO, one of the earliest known dyes, formerly obtained in its natural state from madder and now derived from anthraquinone: used chiefly in the synthesis of other dyes.
- alizarin (Thesaurus)