[roh-duh-meen, -min]

noun Chemistry.

a red dye obtained by heating an alkyl aminophenol with phthalic anhydride.
any of various related dyes.

Origin of rhodamine

First recorded in 1885–90; rhod- + amine
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any one of a group of synthetic red or pink basic dyestuffs used for wool and silk. They are made from phthalic anhydride and aminophenols

Word Origin for rhodamine

C20: from rhodo- + amine
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