noun phtha·lo·cy·a·nine \ˌtha-lō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnēn, ˌthā-\

Definition of phthalocyanine

  1. :  a bright greenish-blue crystalline compound C32H18N8; also :  any of several metal derivatives that are brilliant fast blue to green dyes or pigments

Origin and Etymology of phthalocyanine

International Scientific Vocabulary phthalic acid + -o- + cyanine

First Known Use: 1933

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