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[mer-broh-min] /mərˈbroʊ mɪn/
noun, Pharmacology.
an iridescent green, water-soluble powder, C 2 0 H 8 Br 2 HgNa 2 O 6 , that forms a red solution when dissolved in water: used as an antiseptic and as a germicide.
Origin of merbromin
1940-45; mer(curic) + brom(o)- + -in2 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for merbromin


a green iridescent crystalline compound that forms a red solution in water: used in medicine as an antiseptic. Formula: C20H8Br2HgNa2O6 See also Mercurochrome
Word Origin
C20: blend of mercuric + dibromofluorescein
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merbromin in Medicine

merbromin mer·bro·min (mər-brō'mĭn)
A green crystalline organic compound that forms a red aqueous solution, used as a germicide and an antiseptic.

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