chry·​so·​idine | \ krə̇ˈsōədə̇n, -ˌdēn \
plural -s

Definition of chrysoidine

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

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History and Etymology for chrysoidine

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

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“Chrysoidine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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