Definition of permanganate in English:


Syllabification: per·man·ga·nate
Pronunciation: /pərˈmaNGgəˌnāt


  • A salt containing the anion MnO4, typically deep purplish-red and with strong oxidizing properties.
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    • 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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