ethidium bromide

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

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

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

Medical Definition of ethidium bromide

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

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