[awr-uh-meen, -min]See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
- a yellow, crystalline solid, C17H22ClN3, soluble in water, alcohol, and ether, used chiefly as a dye for paper and leather.
Origin of auramine
< Latin aur(um
) gold + amine
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for auramine
One of these dyes is a fine basic yellow known as “auramine,” which is a derivative of diphenylmethane.
It is interesting to notice that this irregularity sometimes occurs with soluble dyes, as for example in the case of auramine.