orcein

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orcein

 [or-se´in]
a brownish-red coloring substance obtained from orcinol; used as a stain for elastic tissue.

or·ce·in

(ōr'sē-in), [old C.I. 1242]
A natural dye derived from orcinol by treatment with air and ammonia; as a purple dye complex it is used in various histologic staining methods.

orcein

/or·ce·in/ (or-se´in) a brownish-red coloring substance obtained from orcinol; used as a stain for elastic tissue.

or·ce·in

(ōr'sē-in)
A natural dye derived from orcinol that is used in various histologic staining methods.

orcein

a brownish-red coloring substance obtained from orcinol; used as a stain for elastic tissue.

orcein-Giemsa stain
useful because of its capacity to stain elastic fibers, the metachromatic granules of mast cells, and differentiates smooth muscle from collagen.