safranine

noun
saf·ra·nine | \ ˈsa-frə-ˌnēn , -nən \
variants: or safranin \ˈsa-frə-nən \

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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safranine

noun
saf·ra·nine | \ ˈsaf-rə-ˌnēn , -nən \
variants: or safranin \-nən \

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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