[ tol-i-deen, -din ]
/ ˈtɒl ɪˌdin, -dɪn /
any of several isomeric derivatives of biphenyl containing two methyl and two amino groups, especially the ortho isomer that is used as a reagent and in the preparation of dyes.
Words nearby tolidine
Example sentences from the Web for tolidine
Thus diazotised benzidine and tolidine combine with salicylic acid to form valuable yellow azo-dyes known as “chrysamines.”
It is impossible to attempt to specify by name any of these recent benzidine and tolidine dyes.
British Dictionary definitions for tolidine
/ (ˈtɒlɪˌdiːn) /
any of several isomeric compounds, esp the ortho- isomer, which is a white or reddish crystalline substance used in the manufacture of dyes and resins. Formula: (C 6 H 3 NH 2 CH 3) 2
Word Origin for tolidine
C19: from tol ( uene) + -id ³ + -ine ²