safranine


saf·ra·nine

noun \ˈsa-frə-ˌnēn, -nən\

Definition of SAFRANINE

1
:  any of various usually red synthetic dyes that are amino derivatives of bases
2
:  any of various mixtures of safranine salts used in dyeing and as biological stains

Variants of SAFRANINE

saf·ra·nine or saf·ra·nin \-nən\

Origin of SAFRANINE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from French or German safran saffron
First Known Use: 1868

saf·ra·nine

noun \ˈsaf-rə-ˌnēn, -nən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SAFRANINE

1
: any of various usually red synthetic dyes that are amino derivatives of bases
2
: any of various mixtures of safranine salts used in dyeing and as biological stains

Variants of SAFRANINE

saf·ra·nine or saf·ra·nin \-nən\

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