One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A red crystalline compound used in the manufacture of dyes.
An indole derivative; chemical formula: C₈H₅NO₂
- ‘Some of the major known ingredients of the root not listed above include indoxyl-beta-glucoside, beta-sitosterol, and isatin.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin isatis ‘woad’ (from Greek) + -in.
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