flavine

noun
fla·​vine | \ ˈflā-ˌvēn How to pronounce flavine (audio) \

Definition of flavine

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

First Known Use of flavine

circa 1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flavine

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin flavus

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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 19 Sep. 2021.

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flavine

noun
fla·​vine | \ ˈflā-ˌvēn How to pronounce flavine (audio) \

Medical Definition of flavine

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

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