Definition of phenoxazine in English:

phenoxazine

noun

Chemistry
  • A violet-red, crystalline, heteroaromatic compound, C₁₂H₉NO, whose tricyclic molecule contains two benzene rings joined by an oxygen atom and an imino group, and which is used in the preparation of oxazine dyes; any of a class of compounds whose molecules contain this structure.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas E. Thorpe (1845–1925), chemist. From pheno- + oxazine, after German Phenoxazin.

Pronunciation

phenoxazine

/fiːˈnɒksəziːn//fɪˈnɒksəziːn/