triphenylmethane

noun
tri·phe·nyl·meth·ane | \ˌtrī-ˌfe-nᵊl-ˈme-ˌthān, -ˌfē-\

Definition of triphenylmethane 

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

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circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

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triphenylmethane

noun
tri·phe·nyl·meth·ane | \ˌtrī-ˌfen-ᵊl-ˈmeth-ˌān, -ˌfēn- \

Medical Definition of triphenylmethane 

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

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