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fuchsin

(fyo͞ok`sĭn) or

magenta

(məjĕn`tə), bright red dyestuff consisting of the mixed hydrochlorides or acetates of rosaniline and pararosaniline. It is composed of small crystals possessing a brilliant green sheen; when dissolved they produce a red solution, which dyes animal fibers directly and vegetable fibers after mordanting. The solution is used in the textile and leather industries and as a stain in biology.

fuchsin

[′fyük·sən]
(organic chemistry)
C20H19N3 Brownish-red crystals, used as a dye or in the commercial preparation of other dyes, and as an antifungal drug. Also known as magenta; rosaniline.
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The presence of ICPs (insecticidal crystal proteins) produced by these bacteria which appear deep pink after acid fuchsin staining.
New bone (NB) and osteoblasts in close contact with the block material acid fuchsin and toluidine blue.
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).
Acid fuchsin counterstain (5 mL of 1% acid fuchsin + 95 mL of picric acid + 0.25 mL of 12 N hydrochloric acid) was added to the cell layers for 5 minutes.
They were then placed in acid fuchsin double stain for 5 minutes and then washed in 75% ethanol for about five minutes to remove the excess stain and begin the process of dehydration.