purpurine

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

purpurine (uncountable)

  1. Alternative name for uroerythrin
  2. Alternative spelling of purpurin.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Purpurine is the name given to uroerythrin by Golding Bird in 1834 but is now rarely used. The name given by Franz Simon in 1840, uroerythrin, is the more common.