basic-magenta

basic magenta

noun
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fuchsin

[fook-sin]
noun
a greenish, water-soluble, solid, coal-tar derivative, obtained by the oxidation of a mixture of aniline and the toluidines, that forms deep-red solutions: used chiefly as a dye.
Also, fuchsine [fook-sin, -seen] .
Also called basic fuchsin, basic magenta, magenta.


Origin:
1860–65; fuchs(ia) + -in2

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fuchsin or fuchsine (ˈfuːksɪn, ˈfuːksiːn, -sɪn)
 
n
Also called: magenta a greenish crystalline substance, the quaternary chloride of rosaniline, forming a red solution in water: used as a textile dye and a biological stain. Formula: C20H19N3HCl
 
[C19: from fuchs(ia) + -in; from its similarity in colour to the flower]
 
fuchsine or fuchsine
 
n
 
[C19: from fuchs(ia) + -in; from its similarity in colour to the flower]

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fuchsin fuch·sin (fyōōk'sĭn) or fuch·sine (-sĭn, -sēn')
n.
Any of various red to purple-red rosanilin dyes used as bacterial and histological stains.

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