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 (săf′rə-nĭn) also saf·ra·nine (-nēn′, -nĭn)
Any of a family of dyes based on phenazine, used chiefly as biological stains.

[French safran, saffron (from Old French; see saffron) + -in.]
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Noun1.safranin - any of a class of chiefly red organic dyes
dye, dyestuff - a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
pheno-safranine - a purplish red water-soluble dye used in microscopy
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Subsequently, the extra safranin was removed by addition of few drops of 95% ethanol.
They were then processed according to routine procedures and the slides were stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) and Safranin O fast green to evaluate the concentration of proteoglycans.
During diaphanization, the leaves were immersed in 5% sodium hydroxide for 24 hours, clarified with chloral hydrate 1:6:1 (p/v) for 24 more hours and stained with 1% safranin in 50% ethanol (Arnott, 1959).
Serum selenium was measured by the spectrophotometric method using the Safranin O method.
These sections were clarified in sodium hypochlorite solution containing 1% chlorine, washed in distilled water twice for 10 min, stained with 1% safranin solution and mounted on microscope slides with 50% glycerol (Kraus and Arduin, 1997).
The cross-sections were clarified with a commercial solution of 50% sodium hypochlorite and stained with safranin and Astra-Blau (Safrablau), according to Bukatsch (1972) modified.
Safranin was then removed, and the tubes were examined for biofilm production.
Extracellular mineralized matrix was visualized with Alizarin Red while formation of proteoglycan-rich matrix was confirmed with Safranin O staining.
Double staining with safranin O and fast green revealed a remarkable reduction in the cartilage's sulphated proteoglycan content at the transitional and radial zones, which indicated articular cartilage degeneration (Figure 3(a)).