phloxine

noun

phlox·​ine ˈfläk-ˌsēn How to pronounce phloxine (audio) -sən How to pronounce phloxine (audio)
: either of two acid dyes or their sodium salts that are derivatives of eosin and are used chiefly as biological stains and organic pigments:
a
: one containing two atoms of chlorine in each molecule

called also phloxine B

b
: one containing four atoms of chlorine in each molecule

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“Phloxine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phloxine. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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