erythronium

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Etymology[edit]

From the genus name, from Ancient Greek ἐρυθρός (eruthrós, red): in the case of the chemical, since most of the salts turned red when heated.

Noun[edit]

erythronium (uncountable)

  1. A plant of the genus Erythronium; a dogtooth violet.
  2. (obsolete) An early proposed name for vanadium.

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