Medical Dictionary

erythrosine

noun eryth·ro·sine \ i-ˈrith-rə-sən , -ˌsēn \
variants: also erythrosin play \-sən\

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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