Definition of acriflavine in English:


Line breaks: acri|fla¦vine
Pronunciation: /ˌakrɪˈfleɪvɪn
, -iːn/


[mass noun]
A bright orange-red dye derived from acridine, used as an antiseptic.
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  • 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.


early 20th century: formed irregularly from acridine + Latin flavus 'yellow' + -ine4.

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