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fluo•res•ce•in



Pronunciation: (floo--res'ē-in, flô-, flō-), [key]
n. Chem.
an orange-red, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C20H12O5, that in alkaline solutions produces an orange color and an intense green fluorescence: used to trace subterranean waters and in dyes. Also,flu"o•res'ce•ine.Also called resorcinolphthalein.

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