Giemsa stain

noun Gi·em·sa stain \ gē-ˈem-zə- \

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

Giemsa-stained

play \gē-ˈem-zə-ˌstānd\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of giemsa stain

Gustav Giemsa †1948 German chemotherapist


Medical Dictionary

Giemsa stain

noun Gi·em·sa stain
variants: also Giemsa's stain play \-zə(z)-\

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

Giemsa-stained

adjective
    • Giemsa-stained blood smears

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