- 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.
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Wines often contain coloring matters which at once completely arrest digestion, such as methylin blue and fuchsin.Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why
Martha M. Allen
This layer may be quite thin and evident only when treated with fuchsin or Bismarck brown, or it may be of considerable thickness.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity
Charles Sumner Boyer
This resembles that for the tubercle bacillus, viz., drying on a cover glass and staining with fuchsin or methyl-olin.
If the bacilli are stained red with fuchsin, the background should be made blue.
fuchsine (ˈfuːksiːn, -sɪn)
- 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: C 20 H 19 N 3 HClAlso called: magenta
Word Origin for fuchsin
- Any of various red to purple-red rosanilin dyes used as bacterial and histological stains.