Definition of munjistin in English:

munjistin

Pronunciation /mʌnˈdʒɪstɪn/

noun

Chemistry
  • An orange anthraquinone derivative present in munjeet; 1,3-dihydroxyanthraquinone-2-carboxylic acid, C₁₅ H₈ O₆.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Munjista (in Rubia Munjista, W. Roxburgh's name for the plant Rubia cordifolia (from Rubia + Sanskrit mañjiṣṭhā the plant Bengal madder and its dye, feminine of mañjiṣṭha bright red, superlative of mañju charming, lovely) + -in.