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Medical Term:

scarlet red

Pronunciation: skar'let red


An azo dye; a dark, brownish red powder, soluble in oils, fats, and chloroform, but insoluble in water; used in medicine as a vulnerary, in histology to stain fat in tissue sections and basic proteins at high pH, and in immunoelectrophoresis.

Synonym(s): Biebrich scarlet red, medicinal scarlet red, scharlach red, Sudan IV

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