Meaning of triphenylmethane

tri•phen•yl•meth•ane

Pronunciation: (trī-fen"l-meth'ān, -fēn"-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, crystalline, solid compound containing three benzene rings, CH, from which many dyes are derived.
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