fuchsin

noun

fuch·​sin ˈfyük-sən How to pronounce fuchsin (audio) -ˌsēn How to pronounce fuchsin (audio)
variants or fuchsine
: a dye that is produced by oxidation of a mixture of aniline and toluidines and yields a brilliant bluish red

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fuchsin was in 1865

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Cite this Entry

“Fuchsin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuchsin. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

fuchsin

noun
fuch·​sin
variants or fuchsine
ˈfyük-sən How to pronounce fuchsin (audio)
-ˌsēn
: a synthetic dye that yields a brilliant bluish red

Medical Definition

fuchsin

noun
fuch·​sin
variants or fuchsine
: 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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