tricarbocyanine

noun tri·carbocyanine \ "+ \
variants: or tricarbocyanine dye

Definition of tricarbocyanine

: any of a class of cyanine dyes in whose structure the two heterocyclic rings are joined by a seven-carbon chain (as =CH−CH=CH−CH=CH−CH=CH−); especially : any such dye containing two quinoline rings

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Origin and Etymology of tricarbocyanine

tri- + carbocyanine


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