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crystal violet

Definitions of crystal violet
  1. noun
    a green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
    synonyms: gentian violet
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    antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide
    any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
    antifungal, antifungal agent, antimycotic, antimycotic agent, fungicide
    any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
    anthelminthic, anthelmintic, helminthic, vermifuge
    a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
    stain
    (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible
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