resorufin

noun res·o·ru·fin \ˌrezōˈrüfə̇n\

Definition of resorufin

plural

-s

  1. :  a red-brown crystalline dye C12H7NO3 of the phenoxazine class that gives fluorescent red or pink solutions, that is formed by the action of nitrosylsulfuric acid on resorcinol or by reduction of resazurin, and that on reduction yields a colorless dihydro derivative

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Origin and Etymology of resorufin

International Scientific Vocabulary resorcin + Latin rufus red + International Scientific Vocabulary -in — more at red


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