crystal violet definition

  • noun:
    • A dye produced by gentian violet which is used as a general biological stain and an acid-base indicator.
    • A dye, derived from gentian violet, which is used as an acid-base indicator and as a biological stain.
    • a green crystal (violet in water) made use of as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
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