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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eosin  \E"o*sin\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  dawn.]  (Chem.) 
  A  yellow  or  brownish  red  dyestuff  obtained  by  the  action  of 
  bromine  on  fluoresce["i]n,  and  named  from  the  fine  rose-red 
  which  it  imparts  to  silk.  It  is  also  used  for  making  a  fine 
  red  ink.  Its  solution  is  fluorescent. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eosin 
  n  :  a  red  fluorescent  dye  resulting  from  the  action  of  bromine 
  on  fluorescein;  used  in  cosmetics  and  as  a  biological 
  stain  for  studing  cell  structures  [syn:  {bromeosin}] 




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