Giemsa stain

noun

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

Giemsa-stained adjective

Word History

Etymology

Gustav Giemsa †1948 German chemotherapist

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

Giemsa stain

noun
Gi·​em·​sa stain
variants also Giemsa's stain
: a stain consisting of a mixture of eosin and methylene azure and used chiefly in differential staining of blood films
Giemsa-stained adjective
Giemsa-stained blood smears
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