Lithol

noun

Lith·​ol
variants or less commonly lithol
ˈliˌthȯl,
-ōl
: any of a group of organic pigments most of which consist essentially of salts of difficultly soluble azo compounds
In painting the Harvard murals, Rothko used an organic pigment called Lithol red that is readily destroyed by light.Edward J. Sozanski, Chicago Tribune, 22 Sept. 1988
formerly a U.S. registered trademark

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“Lithol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lithol. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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