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Rose bengal

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rose bengal

(Science: chemical) 4,5,6,7-tetrachloro-3',6'-dihydroxy-2',4',5',7'-tetraiodospiro(isobenzofuran-1(3h),9'-(9h)xanthen)-3-one dipotassium salt. A bright bluish pink compound that has been used as a dye, biological stain, and diagnostic aid.

Pharmacological action: fluorescent dyes.

Chemical name: Rose Bengal