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Pronunciation: par'a-ro-san'i-lin

Definition: an important red biologic stain used in Schiff reagent to detect cellular DNA (Feulgen stain), mucopolysaccharides (periodic acid–Schiff stain), and proteins (ninhydrin-Schiff stain).

Synonym(s): parafuchsin

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