Definition of rhodamine in English:

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rhodamine

Pronunciation: /ˈrōdəˌmēn/

noun

Chemistry
Any of a number of synthetic dyes derived from xanthene, used to color textiles.
Example sentences
  • Fluorescent quenching of ethidium bromide and of rhodamine covalently attached to DNA suggested that the DNA within neutral, reverse micelles was condensed.
  • The beam profile was determined using a rhodamine sample in ethanol.
  • Typically, researchers can view no more than three colors at once with ordinary fluorescence labeling using proteins, such as green fluorescent protein, or organic dyes, such as rhodamine.

Origin

Late 19th century: from rhodo- 'rose-colored' + amine.

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Syllabification: rho·da·mine

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