Definition of rhodamine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrōdəˌmēn/


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.


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

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Syllabification: rho·da·mine

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