rhodamine

noun, often capitalized
rho·​da·​mine | \ ˈrō-də-ˌmēn How to pronounce rhodamine (audio) \

Definition of rhodamine

: any of a group of yellowish-red to blue fluorescent dyes especially : a brilliant bluish-red dye made by fusing an amino derivative of phenol with phthalic anhydride and used especially in coloring paper and as a biological stain

Examples of rhodamine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the photos on this page, researchers with David Kaplan’s Watershed Ecology Lab at the University of Florida used non-toxic rhodamine WT fluorescent dye as a tracer. Jennifer Adler, National Geographic, "Mesmerizing Photos Reveal Hidden World of Underwater Caves," 29 Mar. 2017 In the photos on this page, researchers with David Kaplan’s Watershed Ecology Lab at the University of Florida used non-toxic rhodamine WT fluorescent dye as a tracer. Jennifer Adler, National Geographic, "Mesmerizing Photos Reveal Hidden World of Underwater Caves," 29 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of rhodamine

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhodamine

borrowed from German Rhodamin, from rhod- rhod- + Amin amine

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The first known use of rhodamine was in 1888

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Last Updated

27 Jan 2020

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“Rhodamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhodamine. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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rhodamine

noun
rho·​da·​mine | \ ˈrōd-ə-ˌmēn How to pronounce rhodamine (audio) \

Medical Definition of rhodamine

: any of a group of yellowish red to blue fluorescent dyes especially : rhodamine b

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