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safranine

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noun saf·ra·nine \ˈsa-frə-ˌnēn, -nən\

Definition of safranine

  1. 1 :  any of various usually red synthetic dyes that are amino derivatives of bases

  2. 2 :  any of various mixtures of safranine salts used in dyeing and as biological stains



Variants of safranine

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safranin

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Origin and Etymology of safranine

International Scientific Vocabulary, from French or German safran saffron


First Known Use: 1868


Medical Dictionary

safranine

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noun saf·ra·nine \ˈsaf-rə-ˌnēn, -nən\

Medical Definition of safranine

  1. 1:  any of various usually red synthetic dyes that are amino derivatives of bases

  2. 2:  any of various mixtures of safranine salts used in dyeing and as biological stains



Variants of safranine

or

safranin

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