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 (săf′rə-nĭn) also saf·ra·nine (-nēn′, -nĭn)
Any of a family of dyes based on phenazine, used chiefly as biological stains.

[French safran, saffron (from Old French; see saffron) + -in.]


(ˈsæfrənɪn; -ˌniːn) or


(Dyeing) any of a class of azine dyes, used for textiles and biological stains
[C19: from French safran saffron + -ine2]


(ˈsæf rəˌnin, -nɪn)

also saf•ra•nin


1. any of a class of chiefly red organic dyes.
2. a purplish red, water-soluble dye, C18H14N4, used for textiles and as a stain in microscopy.
[1865–70; < French or German safran saffron + -ine -ine2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.safranine - any of a class of chiefly red organic dyes
dye, dyestuff - a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
pheno-safranine - a purplish red water-soluble dye used in microscopy
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The measurement of mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) was performed as described previously [37], with the exception that safranine O was used in the present study.
The colorless gram-negative cells can then be stained with another dye, such as safranine, tinting the cells pink.
Thoene (2006) Kinetic investigations of the mechanism of dihydrogen driven catalytic reduction of methylene blue safranine O methyl viologen and ferricyanide using platinum carbonyl cluster anions (Chini-clusters) as catalyst.
Bacterial colonies grew on Brucella agar supplemented with 5% horse serum in the presence of basic thionine and safranine O; C[O.
Staining of paraffin-embedded plant material in safranine and fast green without prior removal of the paraffin.
The method involves the formation of coloured electron donor acceptor complex between ibuprofen and safranine in aqueous phase extractable into chloroform, which is measured at 520 nm [8].
Safranine won the race in 2003 and 2006 and was fourth last year
Epidermal peels were obtained using a 10 % solution of NaOH and NaCl and stained with safranine.
She took up her customary front-running role at Chester last time and battled on gamely to deny Safranine when challenged close home.