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eosin

 [e´o-sin]
any of a class of rose-colored stains or dyes, all being bromine derivatives of fluorescein; eosin Y, the sodium salt of tetrabromofluorescein, is much used in histologic and laboratory procedures.
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e·o·sin

(ē'ō-sin),
A derivative of fluorescein used as a fluorescent acid dye for cytoplasmic stains and counterstains in histology and in Romanowsky-type blood stains.
[G. ēōs, dawn]
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eosin

(ē′ə-sən)
n.
1. A yellowish-red crystalline powder, C20H8 Br4O5, used in textile dyeing and ink manufacturing, as a biological stain, and in coloring gasoline.
2. Any of a group of red fluorescent bromine derivatives of fluorescein, or their sodium or potassium salts, used in ink manufacturing, textile dyeing, and in biology to stain cells.
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e·o·sin

(ē'ō-sin)
A fluorescent acid dye used for cytoplasmic stains and counterstains in histology and in Romanowsky-type blood stains.
[G. ēōs, dawn]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

eosin

A red dye commonly used to stain bacteria or tissue slices, for microscopic examination.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

eosin

a rose-pink fluorescent dye, the soluble potassium salt being used in microscopic staining.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

e·o·sin

(ē'ō-sin)
Fluorescent acid dye used for cytoplasmic stains and counterstains in histology.
[G. ēōs, dawn]
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