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a·liz·a·rin(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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|Noun||1.||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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