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- n. A biological stain used in histology and cytology.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An orange-red dyestuff extracted from the saffron.
- n. A red dyestuff extracted from the safflower, and formerly used in dyeing wool, silk, and cotton pink and scarlet; -- called also Spanish red, China lake, and carthamin.
- n. An orange-red dyestuff prepared from certain nitro compounds of creosol, and used as a substitute for the safflower dye.
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- n. any of a class of chiefly red organic dyes
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To visualize xylem strands, tissues were stained for 5 min with safranin-O (1% w/v in 95% ethanol) and dipped momentarily into 95% ethanol to wash out excess stain, before mounting in 25% (w/v) chloral hydrate.
Stained tissue culture cells and thin sections were labeled with either fluorescent dyes or common histology stains such as eosin, fast green, and safranin.