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pyronine

[ pahy-ruh-neen ]
/ ˈpaɪ rəˌnin /
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noun Histology.
a xanthine dye used for detecting the presence of RNA.
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Origin of pyronine

First recorded in 1890–95, pyronine is from the German word Pyronin, originally a trademark
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Medical definitions for pyronine

pyronine
[ pīrə-nēn′ ]

n.
Any of several xanthene dyes that are ferric chloride complexes and are used in combination with methyl green to stain for RNA, DNA, and bacteria, and as a tracking dye for RNA in electrophoresis.
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