chrysoidine

noun

chry·​so·​idine
krə̇ˈsōədə̇n,
-ˌdēn
plural -s
1
: a yellow crystalline base C6H5N=NC6H3(NH2)2 made from diazotized aniline and meta-phenylenediamine
2
usually capitalized
a
: the reddish brown crystalline mono-hydrochloride of chrysoidine base used chiefly for dyeing leather and paper and as a biological stain

called also Chrysoidine G, Chrysoidine Y

b
: any of certain other basic azo dyes

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary chrysoid- (from Greek chrysoeidēs like gold, from chrys- + -oeidēs -oid) + -ine; originally formed as German chrysoidin

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“Chrysoidine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chrysoidine. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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