Coplin jar

noun
Cop·​lin jar | \ ˈkäplə̇n-, ˈkōp- \
variants: or Coplin staining jar

Definition of Coplin jar

: a covered glass vessel that is rectangular in cross section and grooved inside for holding microscope slides vertical during processing

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History and Etymology for Coplin jar

after William M. L. Coplin †1928 American physician

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“Coplin jar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Coplin%20jar. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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