Phen"i*cine (?), n. [Gr. foi^nix purple red: cf. F. ph'enicine.] Chem. (a)
A purple powder precipitated when a sulphuric solution of indigo is diluted with water.
A coloring matter produced by the action of a mixture of strong nitric and sulphuric acids on phenylic alcohol.
© Webster 1913.