[roh-duh-meen, -min]
noun Chemistry.
a red dye obtained by heating an alkyl aminophenol with phthalic anhydride.
any of various related dyes.

1885–90; rhod- + amine

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To rhodamine
World English Dictionary
rhodamine (ˈrəʊdəˌmiːn, -mɪn)
any one of a group of synthetic red or pink basic dyestuffs used for wool and silk. They are made from phthalic anhydride and aminophenols
[C20: from rhodo- + amine]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
In their test of the valves, the researchers used a dye called rhodamine as the guest molecule.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature