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or fluoresceine

[floo-res-ee-in, flaw-, floh-] /flʊˈrɛs i ɪn, flɔ-, floʊ-/
noun, Chemistry.
an orange-red, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C 20 H 12 O 5 , that in alkaline solutions produces an orange color and an intense green fluorescence: used to trace subterranean waters and in dyes.
Also called resorcinolphthalein.
Origin of fluorescein
1875-80; fluoresce + -in2 Unabridged
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an orange-red crystalline compound that in aqueous solution exhibits a greenish-yellow fluorescence in reflected light and is reddish-orange in transmitted light: used as a marker in sea water and as an indicator. Formula: C20H12O5
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fluorescein in Medicine

fluorescein fluo·res·ce·in (flu-rěs'ē-ĭn, flô-)
An orange-red compound that exhibits intense fluorescence in alkaline solution and is used in ophthalmology to reveal corneal lesions.

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fluorescein in Science
  (fl-rěs'ē-ĭn, flô-)   
An orange-red crystalline compound that exhibits intense fluorescence in alkaline solution. It is used in medicine for diagnostic purposes, in oceanography as a tracer, and as a textile dye. Chemical formula: C20H12O5.
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