triple dye

noun

Medical Definition of triple dye

: an antiseptic consisting of the aniline dyes gentian violet, brilliant green, and acriflavine that was originally used in the treatment of burns and later as a general bactericide

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“Triple dye.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/triple%20dye. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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