xanthene dye

noun

Definition of xanthene dye

: any of various brilliant fluorescent yellow to pink to bluish-red dyes that are characterized by the presence of the xanthene nucleus

First Known Use of xanthene dye

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Xanthene dye.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xanthene%20dye. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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xanthene dye

noun

Medical Definition of xanthene dye

: any of various brilliant fluorescent yellow to pink to bluish red dyes that are characterized by the presence of the xanthene nucleus

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