Definition of munjistin in English:

munjistin

noun

Chemistry
  • An orange anthraquinone derivative present in munjeet; 1,3-dihydroxyanthraquinone-2-carboxylic acid, C₁₅H₈O₆.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Munjista (in Rubia Munjista, W. Roxburgh's name for the plant Rubia cordifolia + -in.

Pronunciation

munjistin

/mʌnˈdʒɪstɪn/