aniline black


Definition of aniline black

: a black dye produced on fiber (as cotton) by the oxidation of aniline oil or aniline hydrochloride and noted for its fastness, intensity of color, and resistance to greening

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First Known Use of aniline black

1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Aniline black.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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