anthocyanins defined in 1951 yearanthocyanins - anthocyanins;
anthocyanins - Group of water soluble, flavonoid pigments (glycosides) occurring in solution in vacuoles in flowers, fruits, stems and leaves. Change colour depending on acidity of solution. Responsible for most red, purple and blue colours in plants, especially in flowers, contribute to autumn colouring of leaves and tint young shoots and buds in spring. Colours may be modified by other colourless or yellow flavonoids.
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