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triphenylmethane dye

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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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