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A salt of permanganic acid.
permanganate/per·man·ga·nate/ (per-mang´gah-nāt) a salt containing the MnO4− ion.
Any one of the salts of permanganic acid.
salts of permanganic acid; the potassium salt is an oldfashioned, out-of-favor, weak disinfectant compound which used to be used topically. Its purple color in solution was an advantage. Called also Condy's crystals.