scarlet red(redirected from medicinal scarlet red)
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1. the color produced by the longest waves of the visible spectrum, approximately 630 to 750 nm.
2. a dye or stain with this color.
scarlet red an azo dye used as a biological stain for fats.
scar·let red(skar'let red), [C.I. 26905]
An azo dye; a dark, brownish red powder, soluble in oils, fats, and chloroform, but insoluble in water; used in medicine as a vulnerary, in histology to stain fat in tissue sections and basic proteins at high pH, and in immunoelectrophoresis.