E*ryth"rin, E*ryth"rine (?), n. [Gr. red.]

1. Chem.

A colorless 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. Min.

See Erythrite, 2.


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