carbolfuchsin car·bol·fuch·sin (kär’bôl-fyōōk’sĭn)
A mixture of an aqueous solution of phenol and an alcoholic solution of fuchsin used as a stain in microscopy, especially to stain bacteria.
of or derived from carbolic acid. Historical Examples In the same year, 1834, Jacobi invented an electric motor and Runge made the important discovery of carbolic acid. Invention Bradley A. Fiske For what are aniline, paraffine, naphtha, and carbolic acid used? Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway Wash the face in a solution composed of one […]
phenol (def 1). Also called carbolic acid, hydroxybenzene, oxybenzene, phenylic acid. a white, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous mass, C 6 H 5 OH, obtained from coal tar, or a hydroxyl derivative of benzene: used chiefly as a disinfectant, as an antiseptic, and in organic synthesis. any analogous hydroxyl derivative of benzene. Historical Examples Carbolic acid and […]
phenolate (def 2). Historical Examples It should then be dressed with carbolised lint and supported by a bandage. A Manual of the Operations of Surgery Joseph Bell I sponged the wound, cleaned it, dressed it, and finally covered it over with cotton wadding and carbolised bandages. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle verb […]
phenolate (def 2). verb (transitive) another word for phenolate