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auramine

[ awr-uh-meen, -min ]
/ ˈɔr əˌmin, -mɪn /
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noun Chemistry.
a yellow, crystalline solid, C17H22ClN3, soluble in water, alcohol, and ether, used chiefly as a dye for paper and leather.
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Origin of auramine

1880–85; <Latin aur(um) gold + amine
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How to use auramine in a sentence

  • One of these dyes is a fine basic yellow known as “auramine,” which is a derivative of diphenylmethane.

    Coal|Raphael Meldola
  • It is interesting to notice that this irregularity sometimes occurs with soluble dyes, as for example in the case of auramine.

    The Manufacture of Paper|Robert Walter Sindall
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