Meaning of fuchsin

fuch•sin

Pronunciation: (fook'sin), [key]
— n.
  1. a greenish, water-soluble, 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.
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