a republic in W Central Africa: formerly the French colony of Middle Congo, part of French Equatorial Africa, it became independent in 1960; consists mostly of equatorial forest, with savanna and extensive swamps; drained chiefly by the Rivers Congo and Ubangi. Official language: French. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: franc. Capital: Brazzaville. Pop: 4 492 689 (2013 est). Area: 342 000 sq km (132 018 sq miles) Former names (until 1958) Middle Congo
noun, Chemistry. 1. any of a group of azo dyes derived from benzidine that will dye cotton and other vegetable fibers without the aid of a mordant.
noun 1. a former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. noun 1. a former name (1885–1908) of (Democratic Republic of) Congo (sense 2)
[kong-guh-leez, -lees] /ˌkɒŋ gəˈliz, -ˈlis/ adjective 1. of or relating to the People’s Republic of the Congo or the Congo region, its inhabitants, or their languages. noun, plural Congolese. 2. an inhabitant or native of the People’s Republic of the Congo or of the Congo region. /ˌkɒŋɡəˈliːz/ adjective 1. of or relating to the Republic […]
- Congophilic angiopathy
congophilic angiopathy con·go·phil·ic angiopathy (kŏng’gō-fĭl’ĭk) n. A condition of blood vessels characterized by deposits in the vessel walls of a substance, usually amyloid, that is easily stained by Congo red.