Also e·o·sine [ee-uh-sin, -seen] /ˈi ə sɪn, -ˌsin/.
Origin of eosin
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Eosin may be said to be a modifier of vermilion or vermilion of eosin.
Since eosin is allelomorphic to white, its locus is also at 1.1.
This difference recalls the sexual dimorphism of the eosin eye.
The eosin-cherry daughters were darker than their eosin brothers.
Breeding experiments show that eosin eye color differs from the red color of the eye of the wild fly by a single mutant factor.
eosine (ˈiːəʊsɪn, -ˌsiːn)
- Also called: bromeosin a red crystalline water-insoluble derivative of fluorescein. Its soluble salts are used as dyes. Formula: C 20 H 8 Br 4 O 5
- any of several similar dyes
C19: from Greek ēōs dawn + -in; referring to the colour it gives to silk
- Any of a class of red acid dyes of the xanthene group used as cytoplasmic stains and as counterstains, especially the sodium and potassium salts of certain of these dyes.
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