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crys·tal vi·o·let(kris'tăl vī'ō-let), [C.I. 42555]
A compound that has been used in the external treatment of burns, wounds, and fungal infections of skin and mucous membranes, and internally for pinworm and certain fluke infections; used as a stain for chromatin, amyloid, platelets in blood, fibrin, and neuroglia; used also to differentiate bacteria.
Synonym(s): methylrosaniline chloride
See gentian violet.
Previously used name for gentian violet.
see gentian violet.