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phloxine

noun phlox·ine \ ˈfläk-ˌsēn , -sən \

medical Definition of phloxine

: 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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