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 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
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