tinc·​to·​ri·​al tiŋ(k)-ˈtȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce tinctorial (audio)
: of or relating to colors or to dyeing or staining
also : imparting color
tinctorially adverb

Word History


Latin tinctorius, from tingere to tinge

First Known Use

1655, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tinctorial was in 1655

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Cite this Entry

“Tinctorial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinctorial. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


tinc·​to·​ri·​al tiŋk-ˈtōr-ē-əl How to pronounce tinctorial (audio)
: of or relating to dyeing or staining
the tinctorial reaction of eosin
tinctorially adverb
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