ethidium bromide

noun
ethid·​ium bromide | \ e-ˈthi-dē-əm- How to pronounce ethidium bromide (audio) \

Definition of ethidium bromide

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

First Known Use of ethidium bromide

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ethidium bromide

ethyl + -id + -ium

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“Ethidium bromide.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethidium%20bromide. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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ethidium bromide

noun
ethid·​ium bromide | \ e-ˈthid-ē-əm- How to pronounce ethidium bromide (audio) \

Medical Definition of ethidium bromide

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

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