Giemsa stain

noun
Gi·​em·​sa stain | \ gē-ˈem-zə- How to pronounce Giemsa stain (audio) \

Definition of Giemsa stain

: a stain consisting of eosin and a blue dye and used chiefly in the differential staining of blood films

called also Giemsa, Giemsa's stain

Other Words from Giemsa stain

Giemsa-stained \ gē-​ˈem-​zə-​ˌstānd How to pronounce Giemsa-stained (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Giemsa stain

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Giemsa stain

Gustav Giemsa †1948 German chemotherapist

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The first known use of Giemsa stain was circa 1909

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“Giemsa stain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Giemsa%20stain. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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Giemsa stain

noun
Gi·​em·​sa stain
variants: also Giemsa's stain \ -​zə(z)-​ How to pronounce Giemsa's stain (audio) \

Medical Definition of Giemsa stain

: a stain consisting of a mixture of eosin and methylene azure and used chiefly in differential staining of blood films

Other Words from Giemsa stain

Giemsa-stained adjective
Giemsa-stained blood smears

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