proflavine

noun
pro·​fla·​vine | \ (ˈ)prō-ˈflā-ˌvēn How to pronounce proflavine (audio) \
variants: also proflavin \ -​vən How to pronounce proflavin (audio) \

Medical Definition of proflavine

: a yellow crystalline mutagenic acridine dye C13H11N3 also : the orange to brownish red hygroscopic crystalline sulfate used as an antiseptic especially for wounds — see acriflavine

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“Proflavine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/proflavine. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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