acetocarmine

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

Definition of acetocarmine

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

First Known Use of acetocarmine

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetocarmine

acet- + carmine

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The first known use of acetocarmine was in 1885

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“Acetocarmine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetocarmine. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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