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 fuch·sine [foo k-sin, -seen] /ˈfʊk sɪn, -sin/
Also called basic fuchsin, basic magenta, magenta
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Wines often contain coloring matters which at once completely arrest digestion, such as methylin blue and fuchsin.
This layer may be quite thin and evident only when treated with fuchsin or Bismarck brown, or it may be of considerable thickness.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for fuchsin
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
C19: from fuchs (ia) + -in; from its similarity in colour to the flower
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Any of various red to purple-red rosanilin dyes used as bacterial and histological stains.
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