acriflavine

noun

ac·​ri·​fla·​vine ˌa-krə-ˈflā-ˌvēn How to pronounce acriflavine (audio)
-vən
: a yellow dye C14H14N3Cl used as an antiseptic especially for wounds

Word History

Etymology

acri(dine) + flavine

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acriflavine was in 1917

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Cite this Entry

“Acriflavine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acriflavine. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

acriflavine

noun
ac·​ri·​fla·​vine ˌak-rə-ˈflā-ˌvēn How to pronounce acriflavine (audio) -vən How to pronounce acriflavine (audio)
: 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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