A derivative of fluorescein used as a fluorescent acid dye for cytoplasmic stains and counterstains in histology and in Romanovsky-type blood stains. [G. eos, dawn]
- e. B the disodium salt of 4′,5′-dibromo-2′,7′-dinitrofluorescein. SYN: acid red 91, e. I bluish. [C.I. 45400]
- e. I bluish SYN: e. B.
- e. y, e. Y the disodium salt of 2′,4′,5′,7′-tetrabromofluorescein. SYN: acid red 87, e. yellowish. [C.I. 45380]
- e. yellowish SYN: e. y.
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eo·sin 'ē-ə-sən also eo·sine -sən, -.sēn n
1) a red fluorescent dye C20H8Br405 obtained by the action of bromine on fluorescein and used esp. in cosmetics and as a toner also its red to brown sodium or potassium salt used esp. as a biological stain for cytoplasmic structures
2) any of several dyes related to eosin

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a red acidic dye, produced by the reaction of bromine and fluorescein, used to stain biological specimens for microscopical examination. Eosin may be used in conjunction with a contrasting blue alkaline dye taken up by different parts of the same specimen.

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eo·sin (eґo-sin) [Gr. ēōs dawn] any of a group of related pink to red acid dyes that are halogenated derivatives of fluorescein, including eosins B and Y and ethyl eosin, as well as other related compounds. When used specifically, the term usually denotes eosin Y.

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