Definition of physalin in English:

physalin

noun

Biochemistry
  • A red carotenoid pigment, C₇₂ H₁₁₆ O₄, that is the bitter principle of the Chinese lantern plant, Physalis alkekengi; zeaxanthin dipalmitate. Also: any of various compounds related to or derived from this, many of which occur naturally in plants of the genus Physalis or other genera of the family Solanaceae.

Pronunciation

physalin

/ˈfʌɪsəlɪn/ /ˈfɪsəlɪn/

Origin

Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Physalis Physalis + -in.