[ am-i-dawl, -dol ]
/ ˈæm ɪˌdɔl, -ˌdɒl /
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a colorless, crystalline powder, C6H8N2O⋅2HCl, derived from phenol, used chiefly as a photographic developer.
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Example sentences from the Web for amidol
With amidol a pure delicate black is easily obtainable, and it is moreover a very simple developer to use.
To each ounce of the above add, just before using, three grains of dry amidol.
British Dictionary definitions for amidol
/ (ˈæmɪdɒl) /
trademark a grey to colourless soluble crystalline solid that is used as a photographic developer; 2,4-diaminophenol dihydrochloride. Formula: C 6 H 3 (NH 2) 2 (OH).2HCl
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