tinctorial

[ tingk-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr- ]
/ tɪŋkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr- /

adjective

pertaining to coloring or dyeing.

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Origin of tinctorial

1645–55; < Latin tīnctōri(us) of or related to dipping, dyeing (see tinct, -tory1) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM tinctorial

tinc·to·ri·al·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for tinctorial

tinctorial
/ (tɪŋkˈtɔːrɪəl) /

adjective

of or relating to colouring, staining, or dyeing
imbuing with colour

Derived forms of tinctorial

tinctorially, adverb

Word Origin for tinctorial

C17: from Latin tinctōrius, from tingere to tinge
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Medical definitions for tinctorial

tinctorial
[ tĭngk-tôrē-əl ]

adj.

Relating to coloring or staining.
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