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cyanine

[ sahy-uh-neen, -nin ]
/ ˈsaɪ əˌnin, -nɪn /
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noun
any of several groups of dyes that make silver halide photographic plates sensitive to a wider color range.
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Also cy·a·nin [sahy-uh-nin]. /ˈsaɪ ə nɪn/.

Origin of cyanine

First recorded in 1870–75; cyan-1 + -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for cyanine

cyanine

cyanin (ˈsaɪənɪn)

/ (ˈsaɪəˌniːn) /

noun
a blue dye used to extend the sensitivity of photographic emulsions to colours other than blue and ultraviolet
any of a class of chemically related dyes, used for the same purpose
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