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anthraquinone dye

noun, Chemistry
any of the class of dyes derived from anthraquinone, used for dyeing textiles, especially cotton, rayon, and silk. Unabridged
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any of a group of organic dyes having molecular structures based upon that of anthraquinone. The group is subdivided according to the methods best suited to their application to various fibres.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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