Definition of maclurin in US English:

maclurin

noun

Chemistry
  • A yellow hydroxylated derivative of benzophenone which occurs (together with morin) in the wood of old fustic and mulberry and has been used in dyes; 2,3′,4,4′,6-pentahydroxybenzophenone, C₁₃H₁₀O₆.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Maclurin from scientific Latin Maclura + -in.

Pronunciation

maclurin

/məˈklʊərɪn/