any of a class of chiefly red organic dyes, phenazine derivatives, used for dyeing wool, silk, etc.
Also called phenosafranine. a purplish-red, water-soluble dye, C18H14N4, used for textiles and as a stain in microscopy.
- Also saf·ra·nin [saf-ruh-nin]. /ˈsæf rə nɪn/.
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How to use safranine in a sentence
Hermann's safranin-gentian method was especially effective with this material.
Figure 244, from a safranin-gentian preparation, shows both the odd chromosome and the m-chromosomes.
Flemming's and Hermann's fluids followed by safranin gave good results in most cases.Studies in Spermatogenesis (Part 1 of 2) | Nettie Maria Stevens
Figure 246 is a similar stage from a safranin-gentian preparation.
British Dictionary definitions for safranine
any of a class of azine dyes, used for textiles and biological stains
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