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.
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- triphosphoric acid,
Origin of triphenylmethane dye
First recorded in 1930–35
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[ 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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