safranine

noun
saf·​ra·​nine | \ ˈsa-frə-ˌnēn How to pronounce safranine (audio) , -nən \
variants: or safranin \ ˈsa-​frə-​nən How to pronounce safranine (audio) \

Definition of safranine

1 : any of various usually red synthetic dyes that are amino derivatives of bases
2 : any of various mixtures of safranine salts used in dyeing and as biological stains

First Known Use of safranine

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for safranine

International Scientific Vocabulary, from French or German safran saffron

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The first known use of safranine was in 1868

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“Safranine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/safranine. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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safranine

noun
saf·​ra·​nine | \ ˈsaf-rə-ˌnēn How to pronounce safranine (audio) , -nən How to pronounce safranine (audio) \
variants: or safranin \ -​nən How to pronounce safranine (audio) \

Medical Definition of safranine

1 : any of various usually red synthetic dyes that are amino derivatives of bases
2 : any of various mixtures of safranine salts used in dyeing and as biological stains

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