merbromin

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noun mer·bro·min \ˌmər-ˈbrō-mən\

Definition of merbromin

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

Origin and Etymology of merbromin

mercuric + brom- + fluorescein


First Known Use: 1941


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merbromin

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noun mer·bro·min \ˌmər-ˈbrō-mən\

Medical Definition of merbromin

  1. :  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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