dicarbocyanine

noun di·carbocyanine \"+\
variants: or

dicarbocyanine dye

Definition of dicarbocyanine

  1. :  any of certain cyanine dyes in whose structure the two heterocyclic rings are joined by a five-carbon chain (as =CH−CH=CH−CH=CH−); specifically :  such a dye containing two quinoline rings —called also pentamethine

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Origin and Etymology of dicarbocyanine

di- + carb- + cyanine


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