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Meaning of brazilein

bra•zil•e•in

Pronunciation: (bru-zil'ē-in), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a red, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, CHO, obtained by the oxidation of brazilin: used chiefly as a dye for wood and textiles.
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