Definitions for safranin
safranine, safranin, saffranine(noun)
any of a class of chiefly red organic dyes
A biological stain used in histology and cytology.
an orange-red dyestuff extracted from the saffron
a red dyestuff extracted from the safflower, and formerly used in dyeing wool, silk, and cotton pink and scarlet; -- called also Spanish red, China lake, and carthamin
an orange-red dyestuff prepared from certain nitro compounds of creosol, and used as a substitute for the safflower dye