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noun Histology.
  1. 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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pyronine in Medicine


  1. 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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