- Any of several basic dyes, such as gentian violet, that are derivatives of pararosaniline and are used as histological and bacteriological stains.
Examples from the Web for methyl violet
Historical Examples of methyl violet
Dissolve the methyl-violet in the water and add the glycerine.
Aqueous solution of methyl-violet (an aniline dye) in the strength of 0.025 per cent.
Methyl-violet, while a less delicate test than tropolin, is better adapted for distinguishing hydrochloric from lactic acid.
When black hektograph ink is desired, instead of the methyl-violet use double the amount of negrosine.