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- noun (Chem.) Aniline red; an artificial coal-tar dyestuff, of a metallic green color superficially, resembling cantharides, but when dissolved forming a brilliant dark red. It consists of a hydrochloride or acetate of rosaniline. See
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- noun A
dye( rosaniline hydrochlorideor similar) usually a deep red or magentacolour.
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Because of the considerable infusion of the red fuchsine carries large vitalizing energy.
In commerce three brands of aniline are distinguished -- aniline oil for blue, which is pure aniline; aniline oil for red, a mixture of equimolecular quantities of aniline and ortho - and para-toluidines; and aniline oil for safranine, which contains aniline and ortho-toluidine, and is obtained from the distillate (_échappés_) of the fuchsine fusion.
She makes her presence as clearly felt among a million of her sex as does a grain of fuchsine in a hogshead of water.
= If the fibers are vegetable, cotton may be distinguished from linen by staining the fibers with fuchsine.
While it is possible sometimes to detect cotton by rolling the suspected fabric between the thumb and finger, the better way is to stain the fabric with fuchsine.
Another class of bodies also concerns our subject: the special sensitisers used by the photographer to modify the spectral distribution of sensibility of the haloid salts, _e. g._ eosine, fuchsine, cyanine.
These included fuchsine a garish purple that faded to a dull grey over a period of decades.