safranine

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

Origin and Etymology of safranine

International Scientific Vocabulary, from French or German safran saffron


Medical Dictionary

safranine

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