Definition of pelargonin in English:

pelargonin

noun

Biochemistry
  • An anthocyanin (usually isolated as the red chloride, C₂₇H₃₁O₁₅Cl) that is the colouring matter of zonal pelargoniums, and on hydrolysis gives pelargonidin and glucose.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From German Pelargonin from scientific Latin Pelargon- (in Pelargonium) + German -in.

Pronunciation

pelargonin

/ˌpɛləˈɡəʊnɪn/