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[foo k-sin] /ˈfʊk sɪn/
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
[foo k-sin, -seen] /ˈfʊk sɪn, -sin/ (Show IPA)
Also called basic fuchsin, basic magenta, magenta.
Origin of fuchsin
1860-65; fuchs(ia) + -in2 Unabridged
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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 Also called magenta
Word Origin
C19: from fuchs(ia) + -in; from its similarity in colour to the flower
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fuchsin in Medicine

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

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