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[nahy-gruh-seen, -sin] /ˈnaɪ grəˌsin, -sɪn/
noun, Chemistry.
any of the class of deep blue or black dyes obtained by the oxidation of aniline, used as coloring agents in inks and shoe polishes and for dyeing leather, wood, textiles, and furs.
Also, nigrosin
[nahy-gruh-sin] /ˈnaɪ grə sɪn/ (Show IPA)
Origin of nigrosine
1890-95; < Latin nigr- (stem of niger) black, dark + -ose1 + -ine1 Unabridged
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/ˈnɪɡrəˌsiːn; -sɪn/
any of a class of black pigments and dyes obtained from aniline: used in inks and shoe polishes and for dyeing textiles
Word Origin
C19: from Latin niger black + -ose1 + -ine1
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nigrosine (nī'grə-sēn', -sĭn) or ni·gro·sin (-sĭn)
Any of a class of aniline dyes that vary from blue to black and are used as stains for nervous tissue and as a negative stain for bacteria and spirochetes.

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