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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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Fifty-five day after inoculation, plants were carefully uprooted, washed in tap water to clear adhered soil particles and stained with NaOCl- Acid Fuchsin method (Byrd et al.
The original method of Masson (1928) was initially thought for carcinoids analysis, integrating four dyes (Regaud's hematoxylin, acid fuchsin with Ponceau de xylidine and aniline blue) which have been repeatedly combined on later modifications.
Although other researchers have proposed the use of acid fuchsin or chlorazol black E, the staining reagents are still suspected carcinogens (Gaur and Varma, 2007).