gentian violet


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gentian violet

n.
A dye used in microscopy as a biological stain and in medicine as a bactericide, fungicide, and anthelmintic.

gentian violet

n
(Elements & Compounds) a greenish crystalline substance, obtained from rosaniline, that forms a violet solution in water, used as an indicator, antiseptic, and in the treatment of burns. Also called: crystal violet

gen′tian vi′olet


n.
a dye derived from rosaniline, used as an indicator and as a fungicide.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gentian violet - a green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
antifungal, antifungal agent, antimycotic, antimycotic agent, fungicide - any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
anthelminthic, anthelmintic, helminthic, vermifuge - a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
stain - (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible
Translations

gen·tian vi·o·let

n. violeta de genciana, colorante para teñir tejidos y microorganismos que permiten el estudio microscópico.

gentian violet

n violeta de genciana
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