Meaning of acriflavine in English:

acriflavine

noun

mass noun
  • A bright orange-red dye derived from acridine, used as an antiseptic.

    ‘Compared with cytotoxic photoprotectants like herberine, palmatine and acriflavine, the anionic dyes have no adverse effects up to a concentration of 1 M.’
    • ‘All the respiratory-deficient mutants previously isolated in our laboratory have been induced by treatment with acriflavine or ethidium bromide.’
    • ‘Some acriflavine added as a bacterial prophylactic.’

Pronunciation

acriflavine

/ˌakrɪˈfleɪvɪn/ /ˌakrɪˈfleɪviːn/

Origin

Early 20th century formed irregularly from acridine + Latin flavus ‘yellow’ + -ine.