morindin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n morindin (Chem) A yellow dyestuff (C27H30O14) extracted from the root bark of an East Indian plant (Morinda citrifolia) or from the bark of Coprosma australis. The substance is also found in the fruit of the Morinda citrifolia, called noni, which is touted by some merchants to have a stimulatory effect on the immune system. It is a disaccharide derivative of anthracenedione.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n morindin A yellow compound, C26H18O14.H2O, contained in the root-bark of Morinda citrifolia and M. tinctoria from India. It crystallizes in small needles and closely resembles ruberythric acid. Called by the natives suranji.
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