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safranine

[ saf-ruh-neen, -nin ]

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. any of a class of chiefly red organic dyes, phenazine derivatives, used for dyeing wool, silk, etc.
  2. Also called phenosafranine. a purplish-red, water-soluble dye, C 1 8 H 1 4 N 4 , used for textiles and as a stain in microscopy.


safranine

/ ˈsæfrənɪn; -ˌniːn /

noun

  1. any of a class of azine dyes, used for textiles and biological stains


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Word History and Origins

Origin of safranine1

1865–70; < French or German safran saffron + -ine -ine 2
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Word History and Origins

Origin of safranine1

C19: from French safran saffron + -ine ²
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Example Sentences

The dyes with the ponceaus are faster than those with eosine or safranine.

If found too much on the yellow, a few drops of diluted safranine added to your bath will produce the desired effect.

Should you find your color too much on the drab, a few drops of safranine added to bath will have the desired effect.

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