dicarbocyanine

noun
di·​carbocyanine | \ "+ \
variants: or dicarbocyanine dye

Definition of dicarbocyanine

: 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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History and Etymology for dicarbocyanine

di- + carb- + cyanine

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“Dicarbocyanine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dicarbocyanine. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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