triphenylmethane dye


noun Chemistry.

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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Origin of triphenylmethane dye

First recorded in 1930–35
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Medical definitions for triphenylmethane dye

triphenylmethane dye
[ trī-fĕn′əl-mĕthān′, -fē′nəl- ]

n.

Any of a group of dyes used as nuclear, cytoplasmic, and connective tissue stains.
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