acriflavine

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noun ac·ri·fla·vine \ˌa-krə-ˈflā-ˌvēn, -vən\

Definition of acriflavine

  1. :  a yellow dye C14H14N3Cl used as an antiseptic especially for wounds

Origin and Etymology of acriflavine

acridine + flavine


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acriflavine

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noun ac·ri·fla·vine \ˌak-rə-ˈflā-ˌvēn, -vən\

Medical Definition of acriflavine

  1. :  a yellow acridine dye C14H14N3Cl obtained by methylation of proflavine as red crystals or usually in admixture with proflavine as a deep orange powder and used often in the form of its reddish brown hydrochloride as an antiseptic especially for wounds


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