Definition of carbol-fuchsin in US English:

carbol-fuchsin

(also carbol-fuchsine)

noun

Biology Medicine
  • A mixed alcoholic solution of fuchsin and phenol, used as a microscopic stain for mycobacteria.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From carbol- + fuchsin.

Pronunciation

carbol-fuchsin

/ˌkɑːbəlˈfuːksɪn/