Helly's fluid


Hel·​ly's fluid
: a fixing fluid consisting of an aqueous solution of mercuric chloride, potassium dichromate, sodium sulfate, and neutral formalin used in microscopy especially for preservation of the cytoplasm and mitochondria

Word History


after Konrad Helly, born 1875 Swiss pathologist

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“Helly's fluid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Helly%27s%20fluid. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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