safranine[saf′rə nēn′, -nin]
- a yellowish-red aniline dye, CHNCl, or any of several dyes closely related in structure to this
- any mixture of the various salts of the safranine dyes, used as a dye and as a stain in microscopy
Origin: Fr safran, saffron + -ine
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Origin: French safran, saffron (from Old French; see saffron) + -ine2.
safranine - Medical Definition