Definition of acriflavine in English:

acriflavine

noun

  • [mass noun] A bright orange-red dye derived from acridine, used as an antiseptic.

    • ‘Some acriflavine added as a bacterial prophylactic.’
    • ‘Compared with cytotoxic photoprotectants like herberine, palmatine and acriflavine, the anionic dyes have no adverse effects up to a concentration of 1 M.’
    • ‘All the respiratory-deficient mutants previously isolated in our laboratory have been induced by treatment with acriflavine or ethidium bromide.’

Origin

Early 20th century: formed irregularly from acridine + Latin flavus yellow + -ine.

Pronunciation:

acriflavine

/ˌakrɪˈfleɪvɪn/