gentian violet

(redirected from Gensen violet)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

gentian violet

a greenish crystalline substance, obtained from rosaniline, that forms a violet solution in water, used as an indicator, antiseptic, and in the treatment of burns
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Gentian Violet

 

a medicinal preparation that is an anthelmintic and antiseptic agent. Gentian violet is administered internally for helminthic diseases such as enterobiasis and strongyloidiasis, and externally—in solution or salve —for pyoderma, sycosis, and some other skin diseases. Gentian violet is widely used for dyeing preparations in histological and especially in microbiological practice.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

gentian violet

[′jen·chən ′vī·lət]
(organic chemistry)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.