[ saf-ruh-neen, -nin ]
/ ˈsæf rəˌnin, -nɪn /
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.
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Also saf·ra·nin [saf-ruh-nin] /ˈsæf rə nɪn/.
Words nearby safranine
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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
British Dictionary definitions for safranin
/ (ˈsæfrənɪn, -ˌniːn) /
any of a class of azine dyes, used for textiles and biological stains
Word Origin for safranine
C19: from French safran saffron + -ine ²
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Medical definitions for safranin
[ săf′rə-nēn′, -nĭn ]
Any of a family of dyes based on phenazine, used in the textile industry and as a biological stain.
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