Meaning of alkannin

al•kan•nin

Pronunciation: (al-kan'in), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a dark red, amorphous, water-insoluble powder, CHO, obtained from the root of the alkanet: used chiefly for coloring fats, oils, and pharmaceuticals.
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