Fuscin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fuscin (Physiol. Chem) A brown, nitrogenous pigment contained in the retinal epithelium; a variety of melanin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fuscin A brownish matter obtained from empyreumatic animal oil. It is insoluble in water, but may be dissolved by alcohol.
    • n fuscin A black pigment found in the choroid and the epithelial layer of the retina, adjoining the choroid of the eye.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. fuscus, dark-colored, tawny