Definition of plumbagin in English:

plumbagin

(also plumbagine)

noun

Chemistry
  • A bitter, yellow, crystalline compound, present in the roots of plants of the genus Plumbago; 5-hydroxy-2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone, C₁₁H₈O₃.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal of Science. From French plumbagin from scientific Latin Plumbago, genus name + French -in.

Pronunciation

plumbagin

/plʌmˈbeɪdʒɪn/