acriflavine

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

Definition of acriflavine 

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

First Known Use of acriflavine

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acriflavine

acri(dine) + flavine

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acriflavine

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

Medical Definition of acriflavine 

: 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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