fuchsin

noun
fuch·sin | \ˈfyük-sən, -ˌsēn\
variants: or fuchsine

Definition of fuchsin 

: a dye that is produced by oxidation of a mixture of aniline and toluidines and yields a brilliant bluish red

First Known Use of fuchsin

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fuchsin

French fuchsine, probably from New Latin Fuchsia; from its color

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fuchsin

noun
fuch·sin
variants: or fuchsine \ˈfyük-sən, -ˌsēn \

Medical Definition of fuchsin 

: a dye that is produced by oxidation of a mixture of aniline and toluidines, that yields a brilliant bluish red, and that is used in carbolfuchsin paint, in Schiff's reagent, and as a biological stain

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