Definitions for acriflavineˌæk rəˈfleɪ vɪn, -vin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ac•ri•fla•vineˌæk rəˈfleɪ vɪn, -vin(n.)

  1. an orange-brown, granular solid, C14H14N3Cl, formerly used as an antiseptic.

    Category: Pharmacology

Origin of acriflavine:

1915–20; acri(dine)+flavin


  1. acriflavine(Noun)

    An antimicrobial flavonoid dye derived from acridine

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Acriflavine

    3,6-Diamino-10-methylacridinium chloride mixt. with 3,6-acridinediamine. Fluorescent dye used as a local antiseptic and also as a biological stain. It intercalates into nucleic acids thereby inhibiting bacterial and viral replication.


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