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basic dye

noun
1.
a dye soluble in acid and insoluble in basic solution, consisting mostly of amino or imino compounds of xanthene or triarylmethane: used mainly for inks, carbon paper, and typewriter ribbon.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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basic dye in Medicine

basic dye n.
Any of various usually synthetic dyes that produce brilliant colors, react as bases, and are usually used as stains. Also called basic stain.

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