Alcian Blue

Al·​cian Blue | \ ˈal-sh(ē-)ən- \

Definition of Alcian Blue

: a blue to bluish-green phthalocyanine ingrain dye

called also Alcian Blue 8GX

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First Known Use of Alcian Blue

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alcian Blue

Alcian of unknown origin

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“Alcian Blue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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