carbocyanine

noun car·bo·cy·a·nine \ ¦kär(ˌ)bōˈsīəˌnēn , -nə̇n \
variants: or carbocyanine dye

Definition of carbocyanine

plural -s
: any of a class of cyanine dyes in whose structure the two heterocyclic rings are joined by a three-carbon chain (as =CH−CH=CH−); specifically : any such dye containing two quinoline rings called also trimethine

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Origin and Etymology of carbocyanine

International Scientific Vocabulary carb- + cyanine; originally formed as German karbozyanin


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