Giemsa stain

Giemsa stain

(Science: technique) compound of methylene blue-eosin and methylene blue used for demonstrating negri bodies, Tunga species, spirochetes and protozoans, and differential staining of blood smears; also used for chromosomes, sometimes after hydrolyzing the cytologic preparation in hot hydrochloric acid, and for showing chromosome g bands; often used in glycerol-methanol buffer solution.

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