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A dye derived from gentian violet that is used as a general biological stain and an acid-base indicator.
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(Elements & Compounds) another name for gentian violet
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|Noun||1.||crystal 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
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