azine dye

noun

variants or less commonly azine
plural -s
: any of a class of acid quinonoid-type dyes containing a paradiazine ring fused to one or more aromatic rings and used especially in dyeing wool, silk, paper, and leather and in coloring fats, oils, lacquers, and plastics
also : an oxazine or thiazine dye

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“Azine dye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azine%20dye. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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