crystal violet


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1890–95

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crystal violet
 
n
another name for gentian violet

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crystal violet n.
A dye derived from gentian violet that is used as a general biological stain, an acid-base indicator, and an agent against infection by bacteria, fungi, pinworms, and other parasites.

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