flavine

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noun fla·vine \ˈflā-ˌvēn\

Definition of flavine

  1. :  any of a series of yellow acridine dyes (as acriflavine) having antiseptic properties

Origin and Etymology of flavine

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin flavus


First Known Use: circa 1853


Medical Dictionary

flavine

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noun fla·vine \ˈflā-ˌvēn\

Medical Definition of flavine

  1. :  any of a series of yellow acridine dyes (as acriflavine) often used medicinally for their antiseptic properties


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