rose bengal

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rose bengal rose ben·gal (rōz' běn-gôl', běng-, běn'gəl, běng'-)
n.
A bluish-red dye used as a stain for bacteria, as a stain in the diagnosis of keratitis sicca, and in tests of liver function.

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