<chemistry> Pertaining to, or designating, a complex red dyestuff (called rosolic acid) which is analogous to rosaniline and aurin. It is produced by oxidizing a mixture of phenol and cresol, as a dark red amorphous mass, C20H16O3, which forms weak salts with bases, and stable ones with acids.

Synonyms: methyl aurin, and, formerly, corallin.

Origin: Rose + carbolic.

(01 Mar 1998)

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