[Histonet] Re: staining for lipofuscin

Robert Richmond rsrichmond <@t> gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 21:20:03 CST 2009

Worthwhile to get the name of the stuff straight -

Lipofuscin - pronounced LIE-po-FUSS-in - from the Latin word fuscus,
'dark' - is the yellow-brown pigment.

Often confused with fuchsin - FYOOK-sin - dyes named after the color
fuscia (FYOO-sha) which is named after the flower, which is named
after somebody named Fuchs (FOOKS).


Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN

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