alum carmine

noun

Definition of alum carmine

: a red fluid composed of alum, carmine, ammonia, and water used for staining biological specimens

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First Known Use of alum carmine

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Alum carmine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alum%20carmine. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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