amidol

noun
am·​i·​dol | \ ˈaməˌdȯl, -ōl \
plural -s

Definition of amidol

: a colorless crystalline salt C6H3(NH2)2OH·2HCl used chiefly as a photographic developer; the dihydrochloride of 2,4-diamino-phenol

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First Known Use of amidol

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amidol

German, from Amidol, a trademark

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“Amidol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amidol. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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