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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).]
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Noun1.alizarine - 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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Carbonate samples and thin sections were stained with a mixture of Alizarine Red S and K-ferricyanide [25] to differentiate calcite from dolomite and ferroan from nonferroan dolomite.
All miniature pigs were injected intravenously (10ml/min) with three different fluorochromes xylenol orange (6%, 2-5g/animal), calcein green (1%, 0.8-1.5 g/ animal), and alizarine complexone (3%, 1-1.5 g/animal) 14, 28, and 84 days after implantation.
A system for the automatic estimation of morphometric parameters of corneal endothelium in alizarine red-stained images.
Alizarine derivatives as new dual inhibitors of the HIV-1 reverse transcriptase-associated DNA polymerase and RNase H activities effective also on the RNase H activity of non-nudeoside resistant reverse transcriptases.