from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A colorless, feebly basic compound, prepared by the distillation of hydrobenzamide; triphenylimidazole.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A nitrogenous organic base obtained by the oxidation of amarine, and regarded as a derivative of benzoic aldehyde. It is obtained in long white crystalline tufts, -- whence its name.
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- noun organic chemistry A
nitrogenous organic baseobtained by the oxidationof amarine, and regarded as a derivativeof benzoic aldehyde.
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Ancient Greek, referring to the long white crystalline tufts in which it is obtained.
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