cyanine

noun
cy·​a·​nine | \ ˈsī-ə-ˌnēn How to pronounce cyanine (audio) , -nən \

Definition of cyanine

: any of various dyes used especially to sensitize photographic film to light from the green, yellow, red, and infrared regions of the spectrum

First Known Use of cyanine

circa 1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Cyanine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyanine. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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