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cyanine

cyanine

noun cy·a·nine \ˈsī-ə-ˌnēn, -nən\

Definition of CYANINE

:  any of various dyes used especially to sensitize photographic film to light from the green, yellow, red, and infrared regions of the spectrum

Origin of CYANINE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1872

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