flavine

noun

fla·​vine ˈflā-ˌvēn How to pronounce flavine (audio)
: any of a series of yellow acridine dyes (such as acriflavine) having antiseptic properties

Examples of flavine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was severel aceration of the posterior pharyngeal wall, which was swabbed with flavine and left to granulate. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 19 Mar. 2014

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin flavus

First Known Use

circa 1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flavine was circa 1853

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“Flavine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flavine. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

flavine

noun
fla·​vine ˈflā-ˌvēn How to pronounce flavine (audio)
: any of a series of yellow acridine dyes (as acriflavine) often used medicinally for their antiseptic properties
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