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[ak-ruh-fley-vin, -veen]
noun Chemistry.
  1. an orange-brown, granular solid, C14H14N3Cl: used chiefly in medicine as an antiseptic.
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Origin of acriflavine

First recorded in 1915–20; acri(dine) + -flavin
Also called neutral acriflavine, euflavine, trypaflavine neutral.
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British Dictionary definitions for acriflavine


  1. a brownish or orange-red powder used in medicine as an antiseptic and disinfectant. Formula: C 14 H 14 N 3 Cl
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Word Origin

C20: from acridine + flavin
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acriflavine in Medicine


(ăk′rə-flāvēn′, -vĭn)
  1. A brown or orange powder derived from acridine and used as a topical antiseptic.
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