Definitions for safranineˈsæf rəˌnin, -nɪn; -nɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

saf•ra•nineˈsæf rəˌnin, -nɪn; -nɪn(n.)

also saf•ra•nin

  1. any of a class of chiefly red organic dyes.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. a purplish red, water-soluble dye, C18H14N4, used for textiles and as a stain in microscopy.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of safranine:

1865–70; < F or G safransaffron+-ine -ine2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. safranine, safranin, saffranine(noun)

    any of a class of chiefly red organic dyes


  1. safranine(Noun)

    any of a class of red to blue azine dyes

Webster Dictionary

  1. Safranine(noun)

    an orange-red nitrogenous dyestuff produced artificially by oxidizing certain aniline derivatives, and used in dyeing silk and wool; also, any one of the series of which safranine proper is the type


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