plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Aurantia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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