E*ryth"ro*gen (?), n. [Gr. red + -gen.] Chem. (a)
Carbon disulphide; -- so called from certain red compounds which it produces in combination with other substances.
A substance reddened by acids, which is supposed to be contained in flowers.
A crystalline substance obtained from diseased bile, which becomes blood-red when acted on by nitric acid or ammonia.
© Webster 1913.