[tingk-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-]

Origin of tinctorial

1645–55; < Latin tīnctōri(us) of or related to dipping, dyeing (see tinct, -tory1) + -al1
Related formstinc·to·ri·al·ly, adverb
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  1. of or relating to colouring, staining, or dyeing
  2. imbuing with colour
Derived Formstinctorially, adverb

Word Origin for tinctorial

C17: from Latin tinctōrius, from tingere to tinge
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tinctorial in Medicine


  1. Relating to coloring or staining.
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