Helly's fluid

noun Hel·ly's fluid \ˈhelēz-\

Definition of Helly's fluid

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of helly's fluid

after Konrad Helly, born 1875 Swiss pathologist


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