Congo red

noun Chemistry.
  1. a water-soluble powder, C32H22O6N6S2Na2, one of the Congo colors that is not acid-fast or lightfast: used chiefly as a dye, biological stain, and chemical indicator.

Origin of Congo red

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for congo red

Congo red

noun
  1. a brownish-red soluble powder, used as a dye, a diagnostic indicator, a biological stain, and a chemical indicator. Formula: C 32 H 22 N 6 O 6 S 2 Na 2
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congo red in Medicine

Congo red

[kŏnggō]
n.
  1. An acid dye used as an indicator in testing for free hydrochloric acid in gastric contents, as a laboratory aid in the diagnosis of amyloidosis, and as a histologic stain for amyloid.
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