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fuchsin

 [fūk´sin]
any of several red to purple dyes, sometimes specifically basic fuchsin.
acid fuchsin a mixture of sulfonated fuchsins; used in various complex stains.
basic fuchsin a histologic stain, containing predominantly pararosaniline and rosaniline.

fuch·sin

(fūk'sin), Avoid the mispronunciation fū'shin.
A nonspecific term referring to any of several red rosanilin dyes used as stains in histology and bacteriology.
[Leonhard Fuchs, German botanist, 1501-1566]

fuchsin

(fyo͞ok′sĭn) also

fuchsine

(-sĭn, -sēn′)
n.
A dark green synthetic dyestuff, C20H19N3·HCl, used to make a purple-red dye employed in coloring textiles and leather and as a bacterial stain. Also called magenta.

fuch·sin

(fūk'sin)
A nonspecific term referring to any of several red rosanilin dyes used as stains in histology and bacteriology.
[Leonhard Fuchs, German botanist, 1501-1566]
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(a) Histological evaluation with aldehyde fuchsin and alcian blue to identify sGAG at day 0 and day 21; deep blue/purple staining indicates sGAG accumulation and light blue staining indicates residual alginate.
ZN staining (4): Smears were flooded with filtered 1% carbol fuchsin (CF) and heated until they were steamed and left to steam for 5 min.
After 24 h of feeding activity, the immature soybean pods were taken out and immersed in an acid fuchsin solution (1g of fuchsin + 2 ml of alcohol + 300 mL of water) for 1 h to stain the stylet sheaths.
After heat fixation, specimens were washed with carbol fuchsin for 4 minutes and incubated with HCL.
The slices were ground and polished up to 120 [micro]m between two sheets of ground glass, stained with 1% Methylen Blue (85662, MERCK, Hohenbrunn, Germany) and 1% Fuchsin (B-2340, Sigma Aldrich, St-Louis, USA), and finally mounted on glass.
The smear on slide was fixed with methanol for 10 min and 5-7 drops of carbol fuchsin were flooded for 2-3 minutes.
Heine technique of negative staining uses carbol fuchsin for staining the stool smear.
The pollen mother cells were stained with improved phenol fuchsin. Observations of the chromosome pairing of meiosis were made and documented with an Olympus BX-51 microscope coupled with a Photometric SenSys CCD camera.
The original method of Masson (1928) was initially thought for carcinoids analysis, integrating four dyes (Regaud's hematoxylin, acid fuchsin with Ponceau de xylidine and aniline blue) which have been repeatedly combined on later modifications.