Anthocyanin meaning

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Any of various water-soluble pigments that impart to flowers and other plant parts colors ranging from violet and blue to most shades of red.
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A water-soluble, reddish or blue pigment in flowers, plants, and some insects.
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Any of various flavonoid glycoside pigments that impart red, purple, and blue colors to plant parts and are found in berries and other fruits, red wine, and certain vegetables.
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(organic chemistry) Any of many water-soluble red to violet plant pigments related to the flavonoids.
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Origin of anthocyanin

  • antho– cyanin(e)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • antho- +‎ cyan +‎ -in

    From Wiktionary