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 (trī-fĕn′əl-mĕth′ān′, -fē′nəl-)
A colorless crystalline aromatic hydrocarbon, C19H16, in which phenyl groups replace three of the hydrogen atoms in methane and from which a large number of synthetic dyes are derived by substitution.
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(traɪˌfiːnaɪlˈmiːθeɪn; -ˌfɛn-)
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless crystalline solid used for the preparation of many dyes. Formula: (C6H5)3CH
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(traɪˌfɛn lˈmɛθ eɪn, -ˌfin-)

a colorless, crystalline, solid compound containing three benzene rings, C19H16, from which many dyes are derived.
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For example, malachite green (MG) is a triphenylmethane dye and is used as an antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitical therapeutic agent in aquacultures and animal husbandry.
Banerjee, Biodegradation of triphenylmethane dyes, Enzyme Microb.
Absorption of triphenylmethane dyes brilliant blue and patent blue through intact skin, shaven skin and lingual mucosa from daily life products.
Laccase can decolorize various dyes like azo, anthraquinone and triphenylmethane, through free radical mechanism by creating phenolic compounds.
Malachite green (MG), which is one of the triphenylmethane dyes, is widely used in aquaculture to prevent fungal infections and kill parasites due to its low price.
Wang, "The comparative study on the rapid decolorization of azo, anthraquinone and triphenylmethane dyes by zero-valent iron," Chemical Engineering Journal, vol.
Decolorization of anthraquinone, triphenylmethane and azo dyes by a new isolated Bacillus cereus strain DC11.
Method for colorimetric detection of double-stranded nucleic acid using leuco triphenylmethane dyes.
Muneer, "Ti[O.sub.2]-mediated photocatalytic degradation of a triphenylmethane dye (gentian violet), in aqueous suspensions," Dyes and Pigments, vol.