tolidine

tolidine

[tol-i-deen, -din]
noun Chemistry.
any of several isomeric derivatives of biphenyl containing two methyl and two amino groups, especially the ortho isomer that is used as a reagent and in the preparation of dyes.

Origin:
1895–1900; tol(uene) + -id3 + -ine2

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tolidine (ˈtɒlɪˌdiːn)
 
n
any of several isomeric compounds, esp the ortho- isomer, which is a white or reddish crystalline substance used in the manufacture of dyes and resins. Formula: (C6H3NH2CH3)2
 
[C19: from tol(uene) + -id³ + -ine²]

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