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fuchsin (fyōōk´sĬn) or magenta (məjĕn´tə), bright red dyestuff consisting of the mixed hydrochlorides or acetates of rosaniline and pararosaniline. It is composed of small crystals possessing a brilliant green sheen; when dissolved they produce a red solution, which dyes animal fibers directly and vegetable fibers after mordanting. The solution is used in the textile and leather industries and as a stain in biology.

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fuchsin

fuchsin (magenta) (fook-sin) n. any one of a group of reddish to purplish dyes used in staining bacteria for microscopic observation and capable of killing various disease-causing microorganisms.

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carbol fuchsin (kar-bol fuuk-sin) n. a red stain for bacteria and fungi, consisting of carbolic acid and fuchsin dissolved in alcohol and water.

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