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noun
a dye soluble in acid and insoluble in basic solution, consisting mostly of amino or imino compounds of xanthene or triarylmethane: used mainly for inks, carbon paper, and typewriter ribbon.
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Origin of basic dye

First recorded in 1890–95
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basic dye

n.
Any of various usually synthetic dyes that produce brilliant colors, react as bases, and are usually used as stains.basic stain
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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