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or•ce•in



Pronunciation: (ôr'sē-in), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/orcein.html on line 71 [key]
n. Chem.
a red dye, the principal coloring matter of cudbear and orchil, obtained by oxidizing an ammoniacal solution of orcinol.

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