Definitions

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  • n. A colourless amorphous substance produced by the reduction of fluorescein, and from which the latter may be formed by oxidation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A colorless, amorphous substance which is produced by the reduction of fluoresceïn, and from which the latter may be formed by oxidation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless crystalline compound, C20 H14 O5, prepared by the action of zinc dust and sodium hydroxid on fluorescein. It melts at 126° C.

Etymologies

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fluoresce +‎ -in?

Examples

  • Cessation of the circulation may be determined by (a) placing a ligature round the base of a finger (Magnus 'test); (b) injecting a solution of fluorescin (Icard's test); (c) looking through the web of the fingers at

    Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

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