auramine

noun au·ra·mine
variants: less commonly

auramin

Definition of auramine

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  1. :  a bright yellow ketonimine dye C17H22CIN3 of poor lightfastness and stability derived from diphenylmethane and used chiefly in coloring paper, in making pigments, in signal smokes, and as a fluorescent biological stain —called also auramine O

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Origin and Etymology of auramine

International Scientific Vocabulary aur- (from Latin aurum gold) + amine; originally formed as German auramin — more at oriole


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