leuco base

leuco base

[loo-koh]
noun Chemistry.
a noncolored or slightly colored compound that is produced by reducing a dye and is readily oxidized to regenerate the dye.

Origin:
1885–90; independent use of leuco-

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leuco base (ˈluːkəʊ)
 
n
a colourless compound formed by reducing a dye so that the original dye can be regenerated by oxidation

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