eosine yellowish-(ys)medical dictionary


A versatile red dye used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, etc., and as tissue stain, vital stain, and counterstain with haematoxylin. It is also used in special culture media.

Pharmacological action: fluorescent dyes.

Chemical name: Spiro(isobenzofuran-1(3H),9'-(9H)xanthen)-3-one, 2',4',5',7'-tetrabromo-3',6'-dihydroxy-, disodium salt

(12 Dec 1998)

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