aurantia

noun au·ran·tia \ȯˈranch(ē)ə\

Definition of aurantia

plural

-s

  1. :  a poisonous red-brown crystalline alcohol-soluble dye C12H8N8O12 used in biological staining, in desensitizing photographic plates, and in colored photographic filters —the ammonium salt of hexanitrodiphenylamine

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Origin and Etymology of aurantia

New Latin, from Latin aurant-, aurans (present participle of aurare to gild, from aurum gold) + New Latin -ia — more at oriole


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