Definition of ethidium bromide in English:

ethidium bromide

noun

Chemistry
  • [mass noun] A purple synthetic dye used in the treatment of trypanosome blood infection, to stain DNA, and to destroy the superhelical structure of DNA. It is a derivative of phenanthridine.

    • ‘DNA bands were stained with ethidium bromide and visualized under UV irradiation.’
    • ‘Cell viability was assessed as soon as possible after the treatments with a mix of fluorescein diacetate and ethidium bromide.’
    • ‘The gel was stained after electrophoresis with ethidium bromide and photographed.’
    • ‘Gels were stained with ethidium bromide, visualized under UV light, and photographed.’
    • ‘The gel was stained with ethidium bromide to identify the chromosomal pattern specific for each strain.’

Pronunciation:

ethidium bromide

/ɛˈθɪdɪəm/