acriflavine

acriflavine
noun Etymology: acridine + flavine Date: 1917 a yellow dye C14H14N3Cl used as an antiseptic especially for wounds

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  • Acriflavine — is a topical antiseptic. It has the form of an orange or brown powder. It may be harmful in the eyes or if inhaled. It is a dye and it stains the skin and may irritate. Commercial preparations are often mixtures with proflavine. It is known under …   Wikipedia

  • acriflavine — [ak΄rə flā′vēn΄, ak΄rə flā′vin] n. [< ACRI(DINE) + FLAVINE] a deep orange, odorless powder, C14H14N3Cl, prepared from acridine: used as a dye reagent and, esp. formerly, as an antiseptic …   English World dictionary

  • acriflavine — /ak reuh flay vin, veen/, n. Chem. an orange brown, granular solid, C14H14N3Cl: used chiefly in medicine as an antiseptic. Also called neutral acriflavine, euflavine, trypaflavine neutral. [1915 20; ACRI(DINE) + FLAVIN] * * * ▪ antiseptic and dye …   Universalium

  • acriflavine — noun An antimicrobial flavonoid dye derived from acridine …   Wiktionary

  • acriflavine — An acridine dye, a mixture of 3,6 diamino 10 methylacridinium chloride and 3,6 diaminoacridine; formerly used as a topical and urinary antiseptic, and used as one of Kasten fluorescent Schiff reagents to reveal polysaccharides and DNA. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • acriflavine — n. brown powder used as an antiseptic (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acriflavine — [ˌakrɪ fleɪvɪn, i:n] noun a bright orange red dye derived from acridine, used as an antiseptic. Origin early 20th cent.: from acridine + L. flavus yellow + ine4 …   English new terms dictionary

  • acriflavine — ac·ri·fla·vine …   English syllables

  • acriflavine — ac•ri•fla•vine [[t]ˌæk rəˈfleɪ vɪn, vin[/t]] n. pha an orange brown, granular solid, C14H14N3Cl, formerly used as an antiseptic • Etymology: 1915–20; acri(dine)+flavin …   From formal English to slang

  • acriflavine — /ˌækrəˈfleɪvin/ (say .akruh flayveen), / vən/ (say vuhn) noun a derivative of acridine, C14H14N3 Cl, used as an antiseptic; trypaflavine. {acri(dine) + flavine (see flavin) …   Australian English dictionary

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