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leuco base

[ loo-koh ]
/ ˈlu koʊ /
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noun Chemistry.

a noncolored or slightly colored compound that is produced by reducing a dye and is readily oxidized to regenerate the dye.

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Origin of leuco base

First recorded in 1885–90; independent use of leuco-
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British Dictionary definitions for leuco base

leuco base
/ (ˈluːkəʊ) /

noun

a colourless compound formed by reducing a dye so that the original dye can be regenerated by oxidation
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