Babes–Ernst body

noun Ba·bes–Ernst body \ˈbäˌbe¦shərn(t)st-\
variants: or

Babes–Ernst granule

\ˈbäˌbe¦shərn(t)st-\

Definition of Babes–Ernst body

  1. :  a metachromatic granule in protoplasm

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Origin and Etymology of babes–ernst body

after Victor Babeş †1926 Romanian bacteriologist and H.C.Ernst †1922 American bacteriologist


First Known Use: circa 1909


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