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Meaning of safranine

saf•ra•nine

Pronunciation: (saf'ru-nēn", -nin), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. any of a class of chiefly red organic dyes, phenazine derivatives, used for dyeing wool, silk, etc.
  2. Also calleda purplish-red, water-soluble dye, CHN, used for textiles and as a stain in microscopy.
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