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 (ĭn-dĭg′ə-tĭn, ĭn′dĭ-gō′-)
See indigo.

[indigo + -in.]


(ɪnˈdɪɡətɪn; ˌɪndɪˈɡəʊ-)
(Dyeing) another name for indigo1
[C19: from indigo + -in]

in′digo blue′

2. Also called indigo, indigotin. a dark blue, water-insoluble, crystalline powder, C16H10N2O2, the coloring principle of the dye indigo.
in′di•go-blue′, adj.
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Noun1.indigotin - a blue dye obtained from plants or made syntheticallyindigotin - a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically
dye, dyestuff - a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
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The action of ammonia in urine converts indigotin into soluble 'white indigo,' which is actually greenish-yellow.
Many chemical compounds are found in IR, including indigotin, indirubin, isatin, isaindigotidione, organic acids, and amino acids (Wu et al.
It is the addition of oxygen by lengthy and vigorous beating of the fermenting liquid that converts the indoxyl into indigotin, which eventually becomes the insoluble blue pigment.