Definition of Fluorochrome

1. Noun. Any of various fluorescent substances used in fluorescence microscopy to stain specimens.

Generic synonyms: Dye, Dyestuff
Specialized synonyms: Fluorescein Isocyanate, Fluorescein Isothiocyanate



Definition of Fluorochrome

1. Noun. Any of various fluorescent dyes used to stain biological material before microscopic examination ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fluorochrome

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fluorochrome

1. 1. Those molecules that are fluorescent when appropriately excited, fluorochromes such as fluorescein or tetramethyl rhodamine are usually used in their isothiocyanate forms (FITC, TRITC). 2. Dyes which have little colouring effect under ordinary lighting conditions but which fluoresce when irradiated with ultraviolet radiation. (05 Aug 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fluorochrome

fluoroaromatics
fluorobenzene
fluorobenzenes
fluorobenzyl
fluoroboric
fluoroboric acid
fluoroboride
fluorocannilloite
fluorocarbon
fluorocarbon plastic
fluorocarbons
fluorochemical
fluorochemicals
fluorochlorohydrocarbon
fluorochlorohydrocarbons
fluorochrome (current term)
fluorochromes
fluorochroming
fluorocoumarin
fluorocyte
fluorocytosine
fluorocytosines
fluorodeoxyglucose
fluorodeoxyuridylate
fluorodifen
fluoroelastomer
fluoroelastomers
fluoroethyl
fluoroethylene
fluoroform

Literary usage of Fluorochrome

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"... with a Reichert fluorescence microscope (Shandon Scientific Co. Ltd.). Micrography. Photomicrographs were taken of both Giemsa-stained and fluorochrome- ..."

2. In-Situ Bioremediation of Ground Water and Geological Material: A Review of ...by Robert D. Norris by Robert D. Norris (1995)
"The bacteria to be transported were cultured from ground water collected at the site and stained with a DNA-specific fluorochrome. ..."

3. Biotechnology for Water Use and Conservation: The Mexico '96 Workshop by OECD Staff, Zapata, Francisco Bolívar (1997)
"Individual cells of these micro-organisms could be observed in situ in the biofilm community using gold or fluorochrome-labelled specific antibodies or ..."

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