coal-tar dye

coal-tar dye

[′kōl ‚tär ‚dī]
(organic chemistry)
Dye made from a coal-tar hydrocarbon or a derivative such as benzene, toluene, xylene, naphthalene, or aniline.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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