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crystal violet

noun
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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British Dictionary definitions for crystal-violet

crystal violet

noun
1.
another name for gentian violet
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crystal-violet in Medicine

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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