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saf·ra·nin

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

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

safranine

(ˈsæfrənɪn; -ˌniːn) or

safranin

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

saf•ra•nine

(ˈsæf rəˌnin, -nɪn)

also saf•ra•nin

(-nɪn)

n.
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