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 (ə-lĭz′ər-ĭn) also a·liz·a·rine (-ĭn, -ə-rēn′)
An orange-red crystalline compound, C14H8O4, used as an acid-base indicator and in making dyes.

[French alizarine, from alizari, madder root, from Spanish, probably from Arabic al-'uṣāra, the juice : al-, the + 'uṣāra, juice (from 'aṣara, to squeeze; see ʕṣr in Semitic roots).]


1. (Dyeing) a brownish-yellow powder or orange-red crystalline solid used as a dye and in the manufacture of other dyes. Formula: C6H4(CO)2C6H2(OH)2
2. (Elements & Compounds) a brownish-yellow powder or orange-red crystalline solid used as a dye and in the manufacture of other dyes. Formula: C6H4(CO)2C6H2(OH)2
[C19: probably from French alizarine, probably from Arabic al-’asārah the juice, from ’asara to squeeze]


(əˈlɪz ər ɪn)

also a•liz•a•rine

(-ər ɪn, -əˌrin)

an orange-red compound, C14H8O4, derived from anthraquinone: used chiefly in synthesizing dyes.
[1825–35; < French alizarine]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alizarin - an orange-red crystalline compound used in making red pigments and in dyeing
alizarin carmine, alizarin crimson, alizarin red - any of various acid dyes; used for dyeing wool scarlet red
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
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After 21 days, osteogenic differentiation was assessed using the Alizarin Red staining method (Sigma, USA).
Types of pigments: Blacks (carbon black), Blues (basic dye pigments, phthalocyanine, indanthrone, quinacridone, PMA, PTA, methyl, tungstated), Greens (phthalocyanine, PMA, PTA), Reds (toluidine, naphthol, anthanthrone, DPP, manganese 2B, bon maroon, lithol rubine, antrhaquinone, quinacridone, alizarin, lithol rubine, perylene, rhodamine, robine red, AZO complex, bisacetoacetarylide), Yellows and Oranges (mono azo, diarylide, benzimidazolone, dispersion, bismuth vanadate, proprietary, dianisidine, dinitroaniline, hansa, isoindolinone, isoindoline, quinophthalone, naphthol, bisacetoacetarylide)
The other half of the litter was fixed in acetone for subsequent skeletal analysis utilizing the alizarin red technique (Staples & Schnell, 1964).
The carbonate thin sections are painted by Red Alizarin solution and Potassium Ferrosianid (to separatecalcite from dolomite) according to Dikson (1965) method.
In another study monoazo dye Alizarin Yellow GG was degraded by gamma radiations and it was found that decolorization was increased by increasing dose and maximum value (65%) was obtained at 9 kGy absorbed dose [13].
The total number of growth bands was counted in each shell between the Alizarin red staining point and the shell margin.
Alizarin blue and alizarin red were used to confirm meristic counts for individual ichthyoplankton that were difficult to identify.
Aside from these techniques, the analysis of the corneal endothelium using optical microscopy after cell staining with alizarin red has also been used (RODRIGUES et al.