noun ace·to·car·mine \¦a-sə-(ˌ)tō-ˈkär-mən, -ˌmīn, ə-ˌsē-tō-\

Definition of acetocarmine



  1. :  a saturated solution of carmine in 45 percent acetic acid used especially for the rapid staining of fresh unfixed chromosomes

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Origin and Etymology of acetocarmine

acet- + carmine

First Known Use: 1885

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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