noun ace·to–or·ce·in \ˌa-sə-tō-ˈȯr-sē-ən, ə-ˌsē-tō-\

Definition of aceto–orcein

  1. :  a biological stain consisting of orcein in solution with acetic acid Root tips were obtained and stained with aceto-orcein, and root tip squashes were performed. — A. Lane Rayburn et al., Crop Science, 27 Oct. 2005

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Origin and Etymology of aceto–orcein

aceto- + orcein

First Known Use: 1949

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