eosin

noun
eo·​sin | \ ˈē-ə-sən How to pronounce eosin (audio) \
variants: or less commonly eosine \ ˈē-​ə-​sən How to pronounce eosin (audio) , -​ˌsēn \

Definition of eosin

1 : a red fluorescent dye C20H8Br4O5 obtained by the action of bromine on fluorescein and used especially in cosmetics and as a toner also : its red to brown sodium or potassium salt used especially as a biological stain for cytoplasmic structures
2 : any of several dyes related to eosin

First Known Use of eosin

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for eosin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek ēōs dawn

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“Eosin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eosin. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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eosin

noun
eo·​sin | \ ˈē-ə-sən How to pronounce eosin (audio) \
variants: also eosine \ -​sən How to pronounce eosin (audio) , -​ˌsēn How to pronounce eosin (audio) \

Medical Definition of eosin

1 : a red fluorescent dye C20H8Br405 obtained by the action of bromine on fluorescein and used especially in cosmetics and as a toner also : its red to brown sodium or potassium salt used especially as a biological stain for cytoplasmic structures
2 : any of several dyes related to eosin

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