eryth·​ro·​sin i-ˈrith-rə-sən How to pronounce erythrosin (audio)
variants or less commonly erythrosine
: any of several dyes made from fluorescein that yield reddish shades

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary erythr- + eosin

First Known Use

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of erythrosin was circa 1882

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“Erythrosin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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