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Origin of crystal violet
First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for crystal violet
another name for gentian violet
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Medicine definitions for crystal violet
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.
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