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triphenylmethane dye

noun, Chemistry.
any of a great number of dyes, as gentian violet, fuchsin, and rosaniline, produced from triphenylmethane by replacement of the ring hydrogen atoms with hydroxy, amino, sulfo, or other atoms or groups.
Origin of triphenylmethane dye
1930-35 Unabridged
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triphenylmethane-dye in Medicine

triphenylmethane dye tri·phen·yl·meth·ane dye (trī-fěn'əl-měth'ān', -fē'nəl-)
Any of a group of dyes used as nuclear, cytoplasmic, and connective tissue stains.

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