<chemistry> An artificial red or violet dyestuff consisting of a complex sulphur derivative of certain aromatic diamines, and obtained as a dark crystalline powder.

Synonyms: phenylene violet.

Origin: Gr. Brimstone, sulphur.

(01 Mar 1998)

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