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

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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