flavine

noun fla·vine \ ˈflā-ˌvēn \

Definition of flavine

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

Origin and Etymology of flavine

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin flavus


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flavine

noun fla·vine \ ˈflā-ˌvēn \

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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