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methyl red

noun, Chemistry
1.
a water-insoluble solid occurring as a dark-red powder or violet crystals, C 1 5 H 1 5 N 3 O 2 , used chiefly as an acid-base indicator.
Compare methyl orange.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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