acriflavine

acriflavine
acriflavine [ak΄rə flā′vēn΄, ak΄rə flā′vin]
n.
[< ACRI(DINE) + FLAVINE]
a deep-orange, odorless powder, C14H14N3Cl, prepared from acridine: used as a dye reagent and, esp. formerly, as an antiseptic

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  • Acriflavine — is a topical antiseptic. It has the form of an orange or brown powder. It may be harmful in the eyes or if inhaled. It is a dye and it stains the skin and may irritate. Commercial preparations are often mixtures with proflavine. It is known under …   Wikipedia

  • acriflavine — /ak reuh flay vin, veen/, n. Chem. an orange brown, granular solid, C14H14N3Cl: used chiefly in medicine as an antiseptic. Also called neutral acriflavine, euflavine, trypaflavine neutral. [1915 20; ACRI(DINE) + FLAVIN] * * * ▪ antiseptic and dye …   Universalium

  • acriflavine hydrochloride — Chem. the reddish brown, crystalline, water soluble hydrochloride of acriflavine, used similarly. Also called trypaflavine, flavine. * * * …   Universalium

  • acriflavine hydrochloride — Chem. the reddish brown, crystalline, water soluble hydrochloride of acriflavine, used similarly. Also called trypaflavine, flavine …   Useful english dictionary

  • acriflavine — noun Etymology: acridine + flavine Date: 1917 a yellow dye C14H14N3Cl used as an antiseptic especially for wounds …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acriflavine — noun An antimicrobial flavonoid dye derived from acridine …   Wiktionary

  • acriflavine — An acridine dye, a mixture of 3,6 diamino 10 methylacridinium chloride and 3,6 diaminoacridine; formerly used as a topical and urinary antiseptic, and used as one of Kasten fluorescent Schiff reagents to reveal polysaccharides and DNA. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • acriflavine — n. brown powder used as an antiseptic (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acriflavine — [ˌakrɪ fleɪvɪn, i:n] noun a bright orange red dye derived from acridine, used as an antiseptic. Origin early 20th cent.: from acridine + L. flavus yellow + ine4 …   English new terms dictionary

  • acriflavine — ac·ri·fla·vine …   English syllables

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