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triarylmethane dye

[trahy-ar-il-meth-eyn] /traɪˌær ɪlˈmɛθ eɪn/
noun, Chemistry
any of the class of dyes containing three aryl groups attached to a central carbon atom: used chiefly for dyeing cotton, wool, and silk.
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