crystal violet definition by Webster's New World
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a rosaniline dye, CHClN, used as an antiseptic, an indicator, and a bacterial stain in Gram's method
crystal violet definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A dye derived from gentian violet that is used as a general biological stain and an acid-base indicator.
crystal violet - Medical Definition
A dye derived from gentian violet that is used as a general biological stain, an acid-base indicator, and an agent against infection by bacteria, fungi, pinworms, and other parasites.