HyperDic: gentian_violet

English > 1 sense of the expression gentian violet:
NOUNsubstancegentian violet, crystal violeta green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
English > gentian violet: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment.
Synonymcrystal violet
Broaderantibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericideAny drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
antifungal, antifungal agent, fungicide, antimycotic, antimycotic agentAny agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
stain(microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible
vermifuge, anthelmintic, anthelminthic, helminthicA medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms

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