any of a great number of dyes, as gentian violet, fuchsin, and rosaniline, produced from triphenylmethane by replacement of the ring hydrogen atoms with hydroxy, amino, sulfo, or other atoms or groups.
Origin of triphenylmethane dye
First recorded in 1930–35
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Medicine definitions for triphenylmethane dye
[ trī-fĕn′əl-mĕth′ān′, -fē′nəl- ]
Any of a group of dyes used as nuclear, cytoplasmic, and connective tissue stains.
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