sulfur dye

noun
variants: or sulfur color

Definition of sulfur dye

: any of a class of sulfur-containing dyes that are made by heating various organic compounds (such as aromatic polyamines or indophenols) with sulfur or alkali polysulfides and are used chiefly in dyeing cotton and other cellulose fibers

called also sulfide dye

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“Sulfur dye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sulfur%20dye. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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