acriflavine

[ ak-ruh-fley-vin, -veen ]
/ ˌæk rəˈfleɪ vɪn, -vin /

noun Chemistry.

an orange-brown, granular solid, C14H14N3Cl: used chiefly in medicine as an antiseptic.

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Also called neutral acriflavine, euflavine, trypaflavine neutral.

Origin of acriflavine

First recorded in 1915–20; acri(dine) + -flavin
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British Dictionary definitions for acriflavine

acriflavine
/ (ˌækrɪˈfleɪvɪn, -viːn) /

noun

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

Word Origin for acriflavine

C20: from acridine + flavin
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Medical definitions for acriflavine

acriflavine
[ ăk′rə-flāvēn′, -vĭn ]

n.

A brown or orange powder derived from acridine and used as a topical antiseptic.
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