proflavine

noun

pro·​fla·​vine (ˈ)prō-ˈflā-ˌvēn How to pronounce proflavine (audio)
variants also proflavin
: 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 21 Jun. 2024.

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