Definition of eosin in English:

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eosin

Pronunciation: /ˈēəsən/

noun

A red fluorescent dye that is a bromine derivative of fluorescein, or one of its salts or other derivatives.
Example sentences
  • The sections were then counterstained in eosin, dehydrated, cleared, and mounted with glass coverslips.
  • The sections were counterstained with hematoxylin and eosin.
  • Eosin Y is an anionic or acid dye in spite of the fact that a solution of the sodium salt of eosin is basic in reaction.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek ēōs 'dawn' + -in1.

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Syllabification: e·o·sin

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