ethidium bromide

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noun ethid·ium bromide \e-ˈthi-dē-əm-\

Definition of ethidium bromide

  1. :  a fluorescent mutagenic biological dye C21H20BrN3 that is used especially to stain nucleic acids

Origin and Etymology of ethidium bromide

ethyl + -id + -ium


First Known Use: 1952


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ethidium bromide

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noun ethid·ium bromide \e-ˈthid-ē-əm-\

Medical Definition of ethidium bromide

  1. :  a fluorescent mutagenic biological dye C21H20BrN3 that is used especially to stain nucleic acids


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