Babes-Ernst body

noun

Ba·​bes-Ernst body
variants or Babes-Ernst granule
ˈbäˌbe¦shərn(t)st-
: a metachromatic granule in protoplasm

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Babes-Ernst body was circa 1909

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“Babes-Ernst body.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Babes-Ernst%20body. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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