supravital

adjective
su·​pra·​vi·​tal | \ ˌsü-prə-ˈvī-tᵊl How to pronounce supravital (audio) , -ˌprä-\

Definition of supravital

: having or utilizing the property of staining cells or tissues removed from a living body supravital dyes — compare intravital

Other Words from supravital

supravitally \ ˌsü-​prə-​ˈvī-​tᵊl-​ē How to pronounce supravitally (audio) , -​ˌprä-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of supravital

1903, in the meaning defined above

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supravital

adjective
su·​pra·​vi·​tal | \ -ˈvīt-ᵊl How to pronounce supravital (audio) \

Medical Definition of supravital

: constituting or relating to the staining of living tissues or cells surviving after removal from a living body by dyes that penetrate living substance but induce more or less rapid degenerative changes — compare intravital sense 2

Other Words from supravital

supravitally \ -​ᵊl-​ē How to pronounce supravitally (audio) \ adverb

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