triphenylmethane


tri·phe·nyl·meth·ane

noun \ˌtrī-ˌfe-nəl-ˈme-ˌthān, -ˌfē-\

Definition of TRIPHENYLMETHANE

:  a crystalline hydrocarbon CH(C6H5)3 that is the parent compound of many dyes

Origin of TRIPHENYLMETHANE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1885

tri·phe·nyl·meth·ane

noun \ˌtrī-ˌfen-əl-ˈmeth-ˌān, -ˌfēn-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRIPHENYLMETHANE

: a crystalline hydrocarbon CH(C6H5)3 that is the parent compound of many dyes

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