Flemming's fluid

Flem·​ming's fluid
variants: or Flemming's solution \ ˈflemiŋz-​ , -​mēŋz-​ \

Definition of Flemming's fluid

: a fixing fluid composed of osmium tetroxide, chromic anhydride, and acetic acid in aqueous solution and used in microscopy chiefly for preserving details of cells

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History and Etymology for Flemming's fluid

after Walther Flemming †1905 German anatomist and cytologist

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“Flemming's fluid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Flemming%27s%20fluid. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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