coc·ce·rin (kokґsə-rin) a wax from Coccus, the cochineal insect, being an ester of cocceryl alcohol and two acids, 13-keto-n-dotriacontanoic acid and n-triacontanoic acid; used as a biological stain.

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  • coccerin — coc·ce·rin …   English syllables

  • coccerin — ˈkäksərə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: cocceryl + in : a wax C92H182O6 found in cochineal …   Useful english dictionary

  • cochineal — /koch euh neel , koh cheuh , koch euh neel , koh cheuh /, n. a red dye prepared from the dried bodies of the females of the cochineal insect, Dactylopius coccus, which lives on cactuses of Mexico, Central America, and other warm regions. [1575… …   Universalium

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