Definition of permanganate in English:

permanganate

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt containing the anion MnO₄⁻, typically deep purplish-red and with strong oxidizing properties.

    • ‘Each was instructed to wash his hands in a disinfecting permanganate solution.’
    • ‘Histochemical stains for iron and melanin (Fontana-Masson with and without permanganate bleaching) were also reviewed.’
    • ‘Histochemical stains confirmed the presence of melanin, since brown pigment removable by permanganate bleaching was demonstrated by Fontana-Masson stain.’
    • ‘He had very bad luck with the permanganate bleach and recommends the dichromate bleach instead.’
    • ‘Congo red staining was resistant to permanganate pretreatment.’

Pronunciation

permanganate

/pərˈmæŋɡəˌneɪt//pərˈmaNGɡəˌnāt/