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Safranin

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Safranin

(Science: chemistry) An orange-red dyestuff extracted from the saffron.

A red dyestuff extracted from the safflower, and formerly used in dyeing wool, silk, and cotton pink and scarlet.

Synonym: spanish red, china lake, and carthamin.

An orange-red dyestuff prepared from certain nitro compounds of creosol, and used as a substitute for the safflower dye.