Definitions

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 base obtained by the oxidation of amarine, and regarded as a derivative of benzoic aldehyde.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek, referring to the long white crystalline tufts in which it is obtained.

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