amidol

noun

am·​i·​dol
ˈaməˌdȯl,
-ōl
plural -s
: a colorless crystalline salt C6H3(NH2)2OH·2HCl used chiefly as a photographic developer; the dihydrochloride of 2,4-diamino-phenol

Word History

Etymology

German, from Amidol, a trademark

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amidol was in 1882

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“Amidol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amidol. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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