parafuchsin -->
pararosanilin
medical dictionary

A tri(aminophenyl)methane hydrochloride;an important red biologic stain used in Schiff's reagent to detect cellular DNA (Feulgen stain), mucopolysaccharides (PAS stain), and proteins (ninhydrin-Schiff stain).

Synonyms: parafuchsin.

(05 Mar 2000)