Definition of tinctorial in English:


Syllabification: tinc·to·ri·al
Pronunciation: /tiNG(k)ˈtôrēəl


  • Of or relating to dyeing, coloring, or staining properties.
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    • The deposits had tinctorial properties of collagen using Masson trichrome stain and the van Gieson method for collagen, although the deposits were mostly dissolved using the Masson trichrome procedure.
    • The typical fibrillar morphology is, next to the -cross x-ray diffraction patterns and characteristic tinctorial properties, one of the most prominent physicochemical hallmarks of amyloids.
    • With this approach, only particles visible by virtue of their tinctorial characteristics were counted.


mid 17th century: from Latin tinctorius (from tinctor 'dyer', from tingere 'to dye or color') + -al.

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