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Giemsa

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noun Gi·em·sa \ gē-ˈem-zə \

medical Definition of Giemsa

Giemsa

adjective

Biographical Note for giemsa

  • Giemsa, Gustav (1867–1948), German chemist and pharmacist. For more than thirty years Giemsa did research at an institute for tropical and maritime diseases. He developed staining methods for malarial parasites in 1902 and for spirochetes in 1905 and a method of fixing living tissue utilizing mercuric chloride and alcohol in 1909.

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