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  • n. An artificial red or violet dyestuff consisting of a complex sulfur derivative of certain aromatic diamines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An artificial red or violet dyestuff consisting of a complex sulphur derivative of certain aromatic diamines, and obtained as a dark crystalline powder; -- called also phenylene violet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A brownish-black dye, , prepared by the action of hydrogen sulphid and ferric chlorid on or-thophenylene-diamine-hydrochlorid. It crystallizes in plates, gives with alcohol a violet to violet-red solution with a reddish-brown fluorescence, and is largely used for staining microscopic objects. Also called amiminothiodiphenylimine, phenylene violet, and Lauth' s violet.

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