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Congo red

n :  an azo dye C32H22N6Na2O6S2 that is red in alkaline and blue in acid solution and that is used in a number of diagnostic tests and esp. for the detection of amyloidosis since the injected dye tends to be retained by abnormal amyloid deposits .
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:   cancroid  can·kered  Ken·a·cort 

 
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