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  • n. A red substance formed by the oxidation of tyrosin.
  • n. A red dyestuff obtained from fluorescein by the action of iodine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A red substance formed by the oxidation of tyrosin.
  • n. A red dyestuff obtained from fluoresce├»n by the action of iodine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coal-tar color of the xanthene type, the sodium or potassium salt of tetra-iodofluorescein. It dyes wool and silk bluish red or pink in a slightly acid bath. Also called erythrosin B, erythrosin D, eosin J, pyrosine B, and iodeosine B.

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