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Xylindein

Xy-lin′de-in

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Noun.
(Chem.)
A green or blue pigment produced by Peziza in certain kinds of decayed wood, as the beech, oak, birch, etc., and extracted as an amorphous powder resembling indigo.

Definition 2021


xylindein

xylindein

English

Noun

xylindein (uncountable)

  1. A quinone pigment, a dimeric naphthoquinone derivative, responsible for the characteristic bluish-green stain of wood infected by the Chlorociboria aeruginascens mushroom.