Definition of adrenochrome in English:

adrenochrome

(also adrenochrom)

noun

Biochemistry
  • 1A sulphur-containing extract of the adrenal glands of animals, used medicinally (disused).

  • 2A red pigment formed by the oxidation of adrenaline.

Origin

Early 20th century. After German Adrenochrom.

Pronunciation

adrenochrome

/əˈdrɛnə(ʊ)krəʊm//əˈdriːnə(ʊ)krəʊm/