Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

merbromin

play
noun mer·bro·min \ˌmər-ˈbrō-mən\

Definition of merbromin

  1. :  a green crystalline mercurial compound C20H8Br2HgNa2O6 used as a topical antiseptic and germicide in the form of its red solution



Origin of merbromin

mercuric + brom- + fluorescein


First Known Use: 1941


Medical Dictionary

merbromin

play
noun mer·bro·min \ˌmər-ˈbrō-mən\

Medical Definition of merbromin

  1. :  a green crystalline mercurial compound C20H8Br2HgNa2O6 used as a topical antiseptic and germicide in the form of its red solution—see mercurochrome




Learn More about merbromin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up merbromin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a timid, meek, or unassertive person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

perplex disapprove reduce soothe
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ