lophine

noun
lo·phine | \ˈlōˌfēn, -fə̇n, ˈlä-\
plural -s

Definition of lophine 

: a crystalline nitrogenous base (C6H5)3C3HN2 that emits light when a solution of it in warm alcoholic potassium hydroxide absorbs oxygen; 2, 4, 5-triphenyl-imidazole

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History and Etymology for lophine

probably from French, from loph- + -ine

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