Acridine orange

acridine orange

acridine orange n.
A basic fluorescent dye used as a metachromatic stain for nucleic acids and in screening cervical smears for abnormal cells.


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  • Acridity

    sharp or biting to the taste or smell; bitterly pungent; irritating to the eyes, nose, etc.: acrid smoke from burning rubber. extremely or sharply stinging or bitter; exceedingly caustic: acrid remarks. Historical Examples Notwithstanding its acridity, a wholesome starch is prepared from the stem. Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. […]

  • Acriflavine

    an orange-brown, granular solid, C 14 H 14 N 3 Cl: used chiefly in medicine as an antiseptic. noun a brownish or orange-red powder used in medicine as an antiseptic and disinfectant. Formula: C14H14N3Cl acriflavine ac·ri·fla·vine (āk’rə-flā’vēn’, -vĭn) n. A brown or orange powder derived from acridine and used as a topical antiseptic.

  • Acriflavine hydrochloride

    the reddish-brown, crystalline, water-soluble hydrochloride of acriflavine, used similarly. noun a red crystalline water-soluble solid substance obtained from acriflavine and used as an antiseptic Also called flavine

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