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acridine dyes

Pronunciation: ak'ri-den diz

Definition: derivatives of the compound acridine that are closely related to xanthene; important as fluorochromes in histology, cytochemistry, and chemotherapy; examples include acriflavine, acridine orange, and quinacrine mustard.

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