triphenylmethane

noun
tri·​phe·​nyl·​meth·​ane | \ ˌtrī-ˌfe-nᵊl-ˈme-ˌthān How to pronounce triphenylmethane (audio) , -ˌfē-\

Definition of triphenylmethane

: a crystalline hydrocarbon CH(C6H5)3 that is the parent compound of many dyes

First Known Use of triphenylmethane

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of triphenylmethane was circa 1885

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triphenylmethane

noun
tri·​phe·​nyl·​meth·​ane | \ ˌtrī-ˌfen-ᵊl-ˈmeth-ˌān, -ˌfēn- How to pronounce triphenylmethane (audio) \

Medical Definition of triphenylmethane

: a crystalline hydrocarbon CH(C6H5)3 that is the parent compound of many dyes

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