Pronunciation: (fook'sin), [key]
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. Also,fuch•sinePronunciation: (fook'sin, -sēn). [key]Also called basic fuchsin, basic magenta, magenta.
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