acridine orange

noun

Definition of acridine orange

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

First Known Use of acridine orange

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Acridine orange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acridine%20orange. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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acridine orange

noun

Medical Definition of acridine orange

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

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