auramine

noun
au·​ra·​mine | \ ˈȯrəˌmēn, -mə̇n \
variants: or less commonly auramin \ ˈ⸗⸗mə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of auramine

: 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 in full auramine O

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History and Etymology for auramine

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

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“Auramine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/auramine. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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