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meth'ylene blue'



Chem., Pharm.
a dark-green, crystalline compound, C16H18ClN3S, that dissolves in water to form a deep-blue solution: used chiefly as a dye, as a bacteriological and biological stain, and as an antidote for cyanide poisoning. Also called methylthionine chloride.

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methylenemethylene chloride
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