violet(redirected from crystal violet, gentian violet, methyl violet)
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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.
The color evoked by wavelengths of the visible spectrum shorter than 450 nm. For individual violet dyes, see the specific name.
The color evoked by wavelengths of the visible spectrum shorter than 450 nm.
One of the hues of the visible spectrum evoked by stimulation of the retina by wavelengths shorter than 450 nm and somewhat longer than 380 nm.