merbromin

noun
mer·​bro·​min | \ ˌmər-ˈbrō-mən How to pronounce merbromin (audio) \

Definition of merbromin

: a green crystalline mercurial compound C20H8Br2HgNa2O6 used as a topical antiseptic and germicide in the form of its red solution

First Known Use of merbromin

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for merbromin

mercuric + brom- + fluorescein

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“Merbromin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/merbromin. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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merbromin

noun
mer·​bro·​min | \ ˌmər-ˈbrō-mən How to pronounce merbromin (audio) \

Medical Definition of merbromin

: a green crystalline mercurial compound C20H8Br2HgNa2O6 used as a topical antiseptic and germicide in the form of its red solution — see mercurochrome

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