Definition of rhodamine in English:

rhodamine

noun

Chemistry
  • Any of a number of synthetic dyes derived from xanthene, used to colour textiles.

    ‘rhodamine B’
    • ‘Fluorescent quenching of ethidium bromide and of rhodamine covalently attached to DNA suggested that the DNA within neutral, reverse micelles was condensed.’
    • ‘For each single molecule measurement on a sparsely labeled filament, a rhodamine spot was selected based on colocalization with an actin filament aligned along the x axis.’
    • ‘The beam profile was determined using a rhodamine sample in ethanol.’
    • ‘Fluorescent images were obtained using a rhodamine filter cube.’
    • ‘Typically, researchers can view no more than three colors at once with ordinary fluorescence labeling using proteins, such as green fluorescent protein, or organic dyes, such as rhodamine.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from rhodo- ‘rose-coloured’ + amine.

Pronunciation

rhodamine

/ˈrəʊdəmiːn/