Definition of phloxine in English:

phloxine

(also phloxin)

noun

Chemistry
  • Either of two red dyes that are chlorinated derivatives of eosin and are used as biological stains; dichlorotetrabromofluorescein, C₂₀H₆Br₄Cl₂O₅, and tetrachlorotetrabromofluorescein, C₂₀H₄Br₄Cl₄O₅.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

phloxine

/ˈflɒksiːn/