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.

Nearby words

  1. acridine,
  2. acridine orange,
  3. acridine yellow,
  4. acridity,
  5. acridly,
  6. acriflavine hydrochloride,
  7. acrilan,
  8. acrimonious,
  9. acrimoniously,
  10. acrimony

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

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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Medicine 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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