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

Dictionary Entries Near erythrosine

Cite this Entry

“Erythrosine.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!