erythrosine

noun
eryth·​ro·​sine | \ i-ˈrith-rə-sən How to pronounce erythrosine (audio) , -ˌsēn How to pronounce erythrosine (audio) \
variants: also erythrosin \ -​sən How to pronounce erythrosin (audio) \

Medical Definition of erythrosine

: a brick-red powdered xanthene dye C20H6I4Na2O5 that is used as a biological stain and in dentistry as an agent to disclose plaque on teeth

called also erythrosine sodium

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“Erythrosine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/erythrosine. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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