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See croceous, +‎ -in.


crocein (usually uncountable, plural croceins)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any of several synthetic yellow or scarlet dyestuffs that are diazo and sulphonic acid derivatives of benzene and naphthol.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for crocein in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)