anthraquinone pigments

anthraquinone pigments

[‚an·thrə·kwi′nōn ′pig·məns]
(biochemistry)
Coloring materials which occur in plants, fungi, lichens, and insects; consists of about 50 derivatives of the parent compound, anthraquinone.
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