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crystal violet

Origin of crystal violet
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • (d) It is violet; the dye is methyl violet, crystal violet, or one of their allies.

    The Manufacture of Paper Robert Walter Sindall
British Dictionary definitions for crystal violet

crystal violet

another name for gentian violet
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crystal violet in Medicine

crystal violet n.
A dye derived from gentian violet that is used as a general biological stain, an acid-base indicator, and an agent against infection by bacteria, fungi, pinworms, and other parasites.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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