phloxine

noun
phlox·​ine | \ ˈfläk-ˌsēn How to pronounce phloxine (audio) , -sən How to pronounce phloxine (audio) \

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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“Phloxine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phloxine. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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