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Definition: 'Nile Blue A'

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Nile blue A

Type: Term

Pronunciation: nīl blū

Definitions:
1. A basic oxazin dye used as a fat and vital stain and in Kittrich stain; as an indicator, it changes from blue to purplish red at pH 10–11.



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