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Romanowsky stain

noun Ro·ma·now·sky stain
variants: or Romanowsky's stain also Romanovsky stain or Romanovsky's stain play \ˌrō-mə-ˈnȯf-skē(z)-\

medical Definition of Romanowsky stain

: a stain made from water-soluble eosin, methylene blue, and absolute methanol and used in parasitology

Biographical Note for romanowsky stain

  • Romanowsky, Dimitri Leonidovich (1861–1921), Russian physician. Romanowsky made important studies of the malaria parasite. In an 1891 monograph on the parasitology and treatment of malaria, he introduced the original eosin-methylene blue stain for blood smears and malaria parasites.

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