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an·tho·cy·a·nin(ăn′thō-sī′ə-nĭn) also an·tho·cy·an (-sī′ən, -ăn′)
Any of various flavonoid glycoside pigments that impart red, purple, and blue colors to plant parts and are found in berries and other fruits, red wine, and certain vegetables.
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(Biochemistry) any of a class of water-soluble glycosidic pigments, esp those responsible for the red and blue colours in flowers. They are closely related to vitamins E and P
[C19: from antho- + -cyanin, from Greek kuanos dark blue]
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an•tho•cy•a•nin(ˌæn θəˈsaɪ ə nɪn)
also an•tho•cy•an(-ˈsaɪ ən)
any of a class of water-soluble pigments that give flowers the colors ranging from red to blue.
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