acridine orange

noun

Definition of acridine orange

  1. :  a basic orange dye structurally related to acridine and used especially to stain nucleic acids

First Known Use of acridine orange

1891


Medical Dictionary

acridine orange

noun

Medical Definition of acridine orange

  1. :  a basic orange dye structurally related to acridine and used especially to stain nucleic acids


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