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Noun: gentian violet  'jen-shun 'vI-u-lut
  1. A green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye, stain, bactericide, fungicide, anthelmintic or burn treatment
    - crystal violet

Derived forms: gentian violets

Type of: anthelminthic, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antibacterial drug, antifungal, antifungal agent, antimycotic, antimycotic agent, bactericide, fungicide, helminthic, stain, vermifuge

Encyclopedia: Gentian violet