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 (fyo͞ok′sĭn) also fuch·sine (-sĭn, -sēn′)
A dark green synthetic dyestuff, C20H19N3·HCl, used to make a purple-red dye employed in coloring textiles and leather and as a bacterial stain. Also called magenta.


(ˈfuːksɪn) or


(Elements & Compounds) a greenish crystalline substance, the quaternary chloride of rosaniline, forming a red solution in water: used as a textile dye and a biological stain. Formula: C20H19N3HCl. Also called: magenta
[C19: from fuchs(ia) + -in; from its similarity in colour to the flower]


(ˈfʊk sɪn)

a greenish, solid, coal-tar derivative, obtained by the oxidation of a mixture of aniline and the toluidines, that forms deep red solutions: used chiefly as a dye.
[1860–65; fuchs (ia) + -in1]
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The staining currently automated are: Massons~s trichrome (or Gomori~s trichrome), Grocott~s Methenamine Silver (or Gomori~s Methenamine Silver), Giemsa, Gordon and Sweet (or Gomori and Snook), Congo Red, Jones Methenamine Silver (with H&E contrast colour), Gram, PAS + diastase (2 kit), Perls Prussian Blue, Alcian Blue (pH 2,5), Ziehl-Neelsen, Elastin (Modified Weigert~s Resorcin Fuchsin, Verhoeff~s elastic tissue).
05% acid fuchsin and dissected, and the females of various stages (J3 to adult) were counted.
After 24 h of feeding activity, the immature soybean pods were taken out and immersed in an acid fuchsin solution (1g of fuchsin + 2 ml of alcohol + 300 mL of water) for 1 h to stain the stylet sheaths.
2]S production - - Dye inhibition * Thionin + + Basic fuchsin + + Mono-specific anti-serum agglutination ([dagger]) A + + M + + R - - Lysis test by Brucella spp.
5-20 mg/L) and higher (100-1000 mg/L) range of feed concentration of basic fuchsin and methyl violet dyes were prepared in distilled water at different pH and also in distilled water with varied molar concentration of sodium chloride and calcium chloride.
The primary stain for this technique is carbol fuchsin, and the secondary stain is malachite green while the molecular basis of Gimenez staining remains to be determined, it is known that the basic dye carbol fuchsin is retained by the acid fast bacteria, typically mycobacteria, which have a complex envelope composed of glycolipids and glycopeptido lipids (16).
Cut sections were radiographed, ground down, and stained with basic fuchsin and toluidine blue for light microscopy.
A number of histochemical stains have been applied to the analysis of pituitary tissues, including various trichrome stains, aldehyde fuchsin and aldehyde thionin techniques, orange G, Herlant erythrosin, or Brookes carmoisine.
In addition, stained pancreas was washed with Gomori's aldehyde fuchsin for determination of [beta]-cells in Langerhans islets (Gomori, 1950) as described below.
They were stained with hematoxylin and eosin for general tissue morphology as well as Gormori's aldehyde fuchsin for elastic tissue and Lillie's ferrous iron for melanin.