Definition of phlobaphene in US English:

phlobaphene

(also phlobaphen)

noun

Chemistry
  • Any of a class of reddish or brownish water-insoluble pigments which occur in various barks and other plant tissues, and are polymeric derivatives of tannins.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Watts (1815–1884), chemist. From German Phlobaphen from ancient Greek ϕλοιός bark + βαϕή dye + German -en.

Pronunciation

phlobaphene

/ˈflɒbəfiːn/