an iridescent green, water-soluble powder, C20H8Br2HgNa2O6, that forms a red solution when dissolved in water: used as an antiseptic and as a germicide.
Origin of merbromin
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Word Origin for merbromin
C20: blend of mercuric + dibromofluorescein
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A green crystalline organic compound that forms a red aqueous solution, used as a germicide and an antiseptic.
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