Merbromin meaning

mər-brō'mĭn
A green crystalline organic compound, C20 H8 Br2 HgNa2 O6 , that forms a red aqueous solution, used as a germicide and antiseptic.
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A green crystalline organic compound, C20 H8 Br2 HgNa2 O6 , that forms a red aqueous solution, formerly used as a germicide and antiseptic.
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(medicine) A topical antiseptic that is an organomercury derivative of fluorescein.
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Origin of merbromin

  • mer(curic acetate) (di)brom(ide) (fluoresce)in
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition