Giemsa stain

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noun Gi·em·sa stain \gē-ˈem-zə-\

Definition of Giemsa stain

  1. :  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

play \gē-ˈem-zə-ˌstānd\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of giemsa stain

Gustav Giemsa †1948 German chemotherapist


First Known Use: circa 1909


Medical Dictionary

Giemsa stain

noun Gi·em·sa stain
variants: also

Giemsa's stain

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Medical Definition of Giemsa stain

  1. :  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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