Murexide

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murexide

(Science: chemistry) A crystalline nitrogenous substance having a splendid dichroism, being green by reflected light and garnet-red by transmitted light. It was formerly used in dyeing calico, and was obtained in a large quantities from guano. Formerly

Synonym: ammonium purpurate.

Origin: L. Murex the purple fish, purple.