[ mer-broh-min ]
/ mərˈbroʊ mɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

an iridescent green, water-soluble powder, C20H8Br2HgNa2O6, that forms a red solution when dissolved in water: used as an antiseptic and as a germicide.


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Origin of merbromin

First recorded in 1940–45; mer(curic) + brom(o)- + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for merbromin

/ (məˈbrəʊmɪn) /


a green iridescent crystalline compound that forms a red solution in water: used in medicine as an antiseptic. Formula: C 20 H 8 Br 2 HgNa 2 O 6See also Mercurochrome

Word Origin for merbromin

C20: blend of mercuric + dibromofluorescein
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Medical definitions for merbromin

[ mər-brōmĭn ]


A green crystalline organic compound that forms a red aqueous solution, used as a germicide and an antiseptic.
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