carbol-fuchsin love

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A solution of basic fuchsin in which the staining power of the dye has been enforced by the addition of carbolic acid. As a rule, the solution has the composition: 1 part of fuchsin, 100 parts of a 5-per-cent. aqueous solution of carbolic acid, and 10 parts of absolute alcohol.

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