from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dye derived from gentian violet that is used as a general biological stain and an acid-base indicator.
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- n. A dye, derived from gentian violet, that is used as an acid-base indicator and as a biological stain.
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- n. a green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
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