organic pigment

noun

Definition of organic pigment

: an insoluble coloring matter consisting essentially of a dye that is itself insoluble or has been converted into an insoluble product the expression “lakes and toners” has come to be used synonymously with organic pigments— E. R. Allen distinguished from mineral pigment — see lake entry 4 sense 1b, toner sense a

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“Organic pigment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/organic%20pigment. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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