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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various colorless compounds derived from the reduction of phthaleins.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A colourless crystalline substance obtained by reduction from phthalein, into which it is easily converted by oxidation.
  • n. Any of the series of which phthalin proper is the type.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A colorless crystalline substance obtained by reduction from phthaleïn, into which it is easily converted by oxidation; hence, any one of the series of which phthalin proper is the type.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A substance formed by the reduction of a phthalein. See phenolphthalin.

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