aniline dye


noun Chemistry.

any of a large number of synthetic dyes derived from aniline, usually obtained from coal tar.

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Origin of aniline dye

First recorded in 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for aniline dye

aniline dye

noun

any synthetic dye originally made from raw materials, such as aniline, obtained from coal tar
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