magenta ma*gen"ta (m[.a]*j[e^]n"t[.a]), n. (Chem.) An aniline dye obtained as an amorphous substance having a green bronze surface color, which dissolves to a shade of red; also, the color; -- so called from Magenta, in Italy, in allusion to the battle fought there about the time the dye was discovered. Called also {fuchsin}, {fuchsine}, {rose["i]ne}, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. The purplish-red color of magenta. [PJC]

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  • Füchsin — Füchsin …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Fuchsin — (Fuchsiacin), s.u. Phenylamin II. a) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Fuchsīn — Fuchsīn, s. Rosanilin …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fuchsin — Fuchsin, s. Farbstoffe, künstliche organische, Bd. 3, S. 630 …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Fuchsin — Fuchsīn, Rubin, Magenta, Roseïn, Anilinrot, unreinere Marken Geranium, Granadin, Kardinal, Gemisch von Rosanilin (s.d.) und Pararosanilin; als salzsaures oder essigsaures Salz im Handel. Säure F. oder F. S ist das wasserlösliche Natriumsalz der… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • fuchsin — [fook′sin, fook′sēn΄fook′sin] n. [Fr fuchsine < FUCHSIA + ine, IN1: from the color] a purplish red aniline dye, C20H19N3HCl, used as a coloring agent in inks, stains, and dyes: also fuchsine [fook′sin, fook′sēn΄] …   English World dictionary

  • Fuchsin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Fuchsin Andere Namen Anilinrot …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fuchsin — A nonspecific term referring to any of several red rosanilin dyes used as stains in histology and bacteriology. [Leonhard Fuchs, German botantist, 1501–1506] acid f. [C.I. 42685] a mixture of the sodium salts bi and trisulfonic acids of rosanilin …   Medical dictionary

  • Füchsin — Fähe (fachsprachlich) * * * Fuch|sin 〈[ ks ] n. 11; unz.〉 für Druckfarben u. zur Anfärbung biologischer Präparate verwendeter Farbstoff [nach den Blüten der Fuchsia, Fuchsie] * * * Fuch|sin [nlat. Fuchsia = Fuchsie (Bot.), nach dem dt. Botaniker… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • fuchsin — magenta; n. any one of a group of reddish to purplish dyes used in staining bacteria for microscopic observation and capable of killing various disease causing microorganisms. Acid fuchsin (acid magenta) is a mixture of sulphonated fuchsins;… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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