American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dark green synthetic dyestuff, C20H19N3HCl, used to make a purple-red dye employed in coloring textiles and leather and as a bacterial stain. Also called magenta.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An aniline dye prepared by the action of weak oxidizing agents, such as arsenic acid, nitrobenzene, etc., on commercial aniline oil, and subsequent treatment of the rosaniline so formed with common salt. It is a hydrochlorid of rosaniline, crystallizing in tablets of a brilliant-green color which are soluble in water, forming in solution a deep-red liquid used for dyeing silk and wool, and sometimes for printing cotton. Wines are sometimes colored red with it. It appears in commerce under various names, as magenta, roseine, rubine, new red, etc.
- n. alternative spelling of fuchsine.
- fuchs(ia) + -in. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Stain in hot carbol-fuchsin (as for tubercle bacilli) for five to ten minutes.”
“Flood the film with carbolic fuchsin, warm until steam begins to rise.”
“Pour Ziehl's carbolic fuchsin on the film, warm as in previous methods, and allow it to act for ten minutes.”
“Carbolic methylene-blue (C.M.B.) and carbol fuchsin (C.F.) are prepared by covering the cover-slip with 5 per cent. solution of carbolic acid and adding a few drops of the saturated alcoholic solution of methylene-blue or fuchsin respectively to it.”
“-- A few drops of alcoholic solution of basic fuchsin”
“Weak carbol fuchsin, neutral red or toluidin blue can also be used to stain the background if desired, after the removal of the paraffin in step 9.”
“Cover the film with hot carbol-fuchsin and hold in the forceps above”
“Basic fuchsin 3.5 grammes and proceed as in preparing the corresponding solution of methylene-blue.”
“Stain carbolic methylene-blue, carbolic fuchsin, and Gram's method.”
“Basic fuchsin 1.5 grammes and proceed as in preparing the corresponding solution of methylene-blue”
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