Definition of crystal violet in English:

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crystal violet

noun

[mass noun]
A synthetic violet dye, related to rosaniline, used as a stain in microscopy and as an antiseptic in the treatment of skin infections.
Example sentences
  • After incubation the agar layer was removed by aspiration, and the monolayer was stained with 0.1% crystal violet in ethanol for at least 15 min.
  • Dishes were then rinsed with PBS and stained with 0.5% crystal violet in 20% ethanol.
  • The cells were fixed by methanol, stained by crystal violet, and the number of plaques was counted.
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