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.



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