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acriflavine

Syllabification: ac·ri·fla·vine
Pronunciation: /ˌakrəˈflāvēn
 
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Definition of acriflavine in English:

noun

A bright orange-red dye derived from acridine, used as an antiseptic.
Example sentences
  • Compared with cytotoxic photoprotectants like herberine, palmatine and acriflavine, the anionic dyes have no adverse effects up to a concentration of 1 M.
  • All the respiratory-deficient mutants previously isolated in our laboratory have been induced by treatment with acriflavine or ethidium bromide.
  • Some acriflavine added as a bacterial prophylactic.

Origin

early 20th century: formed irregularly from acridine and flavine.

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