fluorescein

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noun fluo·res·ce·in \ flu̇-ˈre-sē-ən , flȯ- \

Definition of fluorescein

:a yellow or red crystalline dye C20H12O5 with a bright yellow-green fluorescence in alkaline solution

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First Known Use of fluorescein

1871


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fluorescein

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noun flu·o·res·ce·in \ -ˈes-ē-ən \

medical Definition of fluorescein

:a yellow or red crystalline dye C20H12O5 with a bright yellow-green fluorescence in alkaline solution that is used as the sodium salt as an aid in diagnosis (as of lesions and foreign bodies in the cornea or of brain tumors)

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