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gentian

 [jen´shan]
the dried rhizome and roots of Gentiana lutea.
gentian violet an antibacterial, antifungal, and anthelmintic dye, applied topically in the treatment of infections of the skin and mucous membranes associated with gram-positive bacteria and molds and also used to treat banked blood drawn from patients in areas endemic for Chagas' disease, to kill trypanosomes in the blood.

violet

 [vi´o-let]
1. the color produced by the shortest waves of the visible spectrum, beyond indigo, approximately 380 to 420 nm.
2. a dye or stain with this color.
crystal violet (gentian violet) (methyl violet) gentian violet; see under gentian.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

gen·tian vi·o·let

(jen'shŭn vī'ō-let),
An unstandardized dye mixture of violet rosanilins: it is also used topically as an antiinfective. See: crystal violet.
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gentian violet

n.
A dye used in microscopy as a biological stain and in medicine as a bactericide, fungicide, and anthelmintic.
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gentian violet

Podiatry A topical antifungal used to manage dermatomycosis. See Gentian.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

gen·tian vi·o·let

(jen'shŭn vī'ŏ-lĕt)
An unstandardized dye mixture of violet rosanilins.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

gentian violet

A solution of methylrosanilinium chloride, a pigment once widely used as a conspicuous skin application in cases of IMPETIGO but now considered politically incorrect in the Western world and has been replaced by more effective remedies. The drug is on the WHO official list.
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