triarylmethane dye

[ trahy-ar-il-meth-eyn ]
/ traɪˌær ɪlˈmɛθ eɪn /

noun Chemistry.

any of the class of dyes containing three aryl groups attached to a central carbon atom: used chiefly for dyeing cotton, wool, and silk.

Nearby words

  1. triannual,
  2. trianta,
  3. triapsidal,
  4. triarchy,
  5. triaryl,
  6. trias,
  7. triassic,
  8. triathlete,
  9. triathlon,
  10. triatic stay

Origin of triarylmethane dye


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