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[awr-uh-meen, -min] /ˈɔr əˌmin, -mɪn/
noun, Chemistry
a yellow, crystalline solid, C 17 H 22 ClN 3 , soluble in water, alcohol, and ether, used chiefly as a dye for paper and leather.
Origin of auramine
1880-85; < Latin aur(um) gold + amine Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One of these dyes is a fine basic yellow known as “auramine,” which is a derivative of diphenylmethane.

    Coal Raphael Meldola
  • It is interesting to notice that this irregularity sometimes occurs with soluble dyes, as for example in the case of auramine.

    The Manufacture of Paper Robert Walter Sindall

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