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[ in-duh-meen, -min ]
/ ˈɪn dəˌmin, -mɪn /

noun Chemistry.

any of a series of basic organic compounds, the simplest having the formula C12H11N3, which form bluish and greenish salts, used in the manufacture of dyes.

Nearby words

ind-, ind., ind.e., indaba, indagate, indamine, indanedione, indanthrene, indapamide, indebted, indebtedness
Compare quinonimine.

Origin of indamine

First recorded in 1885–90; ind- + amine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for indamine


/ (ˈɪndəˌmiːn, -mɪn) /


an organic base used in the production of the dye safranine. Formula: NH 2 C 6 H 4 N:C 6 H 4 :NH
any of a class of organic bases with a similar structure to this compound. Their salts are unstable blue and green dyes

Word Origin for indamine

C20: from indigo + amine
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