acridine

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anthracene

 [an´thrah-sēn]
a crystalline hydrocarbon, C14h10, from coal tar, used in making dyes.

ac·ri·dine

(ak'ri-dēn),
A dye, dye intermediate, and antiseptic precursor (for example, 9-aminoacridine, acriflavine, proflavine hemisulfate) derived from coal tar and irritating to skin and mucous membranes; a potent mutagen.
Synonym(s): dibenzopyridine

acridine

A dye molecule capable of causing a FRAME-SHIFT MUTATION in DNA by interposing between adjacent base pairs. Acridine orange stains nucleic acid so that under ultraviolet light DNA appears green and RNA appears orange.