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permanganate Syllabification: per·man·ga·nate
Pronunciation: /pərˈmaNGɡəˌnāt/

Definition of permanganate in English:


A salt containing the anion MnO4, typically deep purplish-red and with strong oxidizing properties.
Example sentences
  • He had very bad luck with the permanganate bleach and recommends the dichromate bleach instead.
  • Each was instructed to wash his hands in a disinfecting permanganate solution.
  • Histochemical stains for iron and melanin (Fontana-Masson with and without permanganate bleaching) were also reviewed.
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