xanthene dye
noun Date: 1930 any of various brilliant fluorescent yellow to pink to bluish-red dyes that are characterized by the presence of the xanthene nucleus

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  • xanthene dye — n any of various brilliant fluorescent yellow to pink to bluish red dyes that are characterized by the presence of the xanthene nucleus …   Medical dictionary

  • xanthene dye — n. any of various dyes that contain the xanthene ring structure in their molecules …   English World dictionary

  • xanthene dye — noun : any of a group of brilliant fluorescent yellow to pink to bluish red dyes characterized by the presence of the xanthene nucleus, known sometimes in colorless as well as colored forms, and used chiefly in dyeing textile fibers, in coloring… …   Useful english dictionary

  • xanthene dye — xan′thene dye′ n. chem. any of a group of dyes having a molecular structure related to that of xanthene and in which the aromatic (C6H4) groups are the chromophore • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • xanthene dye — Chem. any of a group of dyes having a molecular structure related to that of xanthene in which the aromatic (C6H4) groups are the chromophore. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • xanthene dye — noun Any of a group of brilliant fluorescent yellow to pink to bluish red dyes characterized by the presence of the xanthene nucleus, known sometimes in colorless as well as colored forms, and used chiefly in dyeing textile fibers, in coloring… …   Wiktionary

  • xanthene — ˈzanˌthēn noun ( s) Etymology: xanth + ene 1. a. : a white crystalline heterocyclic compound C13H10O obtained by reduction of xanthone called also 9H xanthene; compare structural formula …   Useful english dictionary

  • dye — dyable, dyeable, adj. dyer, n. /duy/, n., v., dyed, dyeing. n. 1. a coloring material or matter. 2. a liquid containing coloring matter, for imparting a particular hue to cloth, paper, etc. 3. color or hue, esp. as produced by dyeing. 4. of the… …   Universalium

  • Dye — For other uses, see Dye (disambiguation). Yarn drying after being dyed in the early American tradition, at Conner Prairie living history museum. A dye is a colored substance that has an affinity to the substrate to which it …   Wikipedia

  • dye — A stain or coloring matter; a compound consisting of chromophore and auxochrome groups attached to one or more benzene rings, its color being due to the chromophore and its dyeing affinities to the auxochrome. Dyes are used for intravital… …   Medical dictionary

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