chrysoidine [kri-soh-i-din, -deen] Word Origin noun Chemistry.

  1. a red-brown or greenish-black, crystalline solid, C12H13N4Cl, that yields orange colors in aqueous or alcohol solution: used chiefly in dyeing cotton and silk.

Origin of chrysoidine 1875–80; Greek chrȳsoeid(ḗs) like gold (chrȳs- chrys- + -oeidēs -oid) + -ine2

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