merbromin(redirected from sodium mercurescein)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.
A green crystalline organic compound, C20H8Br2HgNa2O6, that forms a red aqueous solution, formerly used as a germicide and antiseptic.
[mer(curic acetate) + (di)brom(ide) + (fluoresce)in.]
(Medicine) a green iridescent crystalline compound that forms a red solution in water: used in medicine as an antiseptic. Formula: C20H8Br2HgNa2O6. See also Mercurochrome
[C20: blend of mercuric + dibromofluorescein]
a green, water-soluble powder, C20H8Br2HgNa2O6, that forms a red solution in water: used as an antiseptic and as a germicide.
n. merbromina, polvo rojo inodoro, soluble en agua, usado como germicida.