Meaning of phloxine in English:

phloxine

(also phloxin)

Pronunciation /ˈflɒksiːn/

noun

Chemistry
  • Either of two red dyes that are chlorinated derivatives of eosin and are used as biological stains; dichlorotetrabromofluorescein, C₂₀ H₆ Br₄ Cl₂ O₅, and tetrachlorotetrabromofluorescein, C₂₀ H₄ Br₄ Cl₄ O₅.

    "phloxine B" noun the disodium salt of tetrachlorotetrabromofluorescein.

Origin

Late 19th century. From ancient Greek ϕλόξ flame + -ine, after German Phloxin.