1. <chemistry> A colourless crystalline substance, C20H22O10, extracted from certain lichens, as the various species of Rocella. It is a derivative of orsellinic acid. So called because of certain red compounds derived from it. Called also erythric acid.

2. <chemical>

See Erythrite.

Origin: Gr. Red.

(01 Mar 1998)

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