Definition of isatin in English:

isatin

noun

Chemistry
  • A red crystalline compound used in the manufacture of dyes.

    • ‘Some of the major known ingredients of the root not listed above include indoxyl-beta-glucoside, beta-sitosterol, and isatin.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin isatis woad (from Greek) + -in.

Pronunciation:

isatin

/ˈīsədən/