Definition of zooerythrin in English:

zooerythrin

noun

  • A red carotenoid pigment found animals, especially in the plumage of certain birds.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Watts (1815–1884), chemist. From zoo- + ancient Greek ἐρυθρός red + -in, after German Zooerythrin.

Pronunciation

zooerythrin

/ˌzəʊɪˈrɪθrɪn//ˌzuːɪˈrɪθrɪn/