viologen

noun vi·ol·o·gen \ˈvīələjə̇n\

Definition of viologen

plural

-s

  1. :  a chloride of any of several bases used as an oxidation-reduction indicator because color is exhibited in the reduced form

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Origin and Etymology of viologen

violet + -o- + -gen


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