acriflavine

noun
ac·​ri·​fla·​vine | \ ˌa-krə-ˈflā-ˌvēn How to pronounce acriflavine (audio) , -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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The first known use of acriflavine was in 1917

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“Acriflavine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acriflavine. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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acriflavine

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

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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