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

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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Cite this Entry

“Flavine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flavine. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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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