acridine orange

n.

A basic fluorescent dye used as a metachromatic stain for nucleic acids and in screening cervical smears for abnormal cells.

Nearby words

  1. aor,
  2. aoraki-mount cook,
  3. aorangi,
  4. aorist,
  5. aoristic,
  6. aortalgia,
  7. aortic arch,
  8. aortic arch syndrome,
  9. aortic atresia,
  10. aortic body


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