Coplin jar


Cop·​lin jar
variants or Coplin staining jar
: a covered glass vessel that is rectangular in cross section and grooved inside for holding microscope slides vertical during processing

Word History


after William M. L. Coplin †1928 American physician

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“Coplin jar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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