Medical Dictionary

Romanowsky stain

noun Ro·ma·now·sky stain
variants: or

Romanowsky's stain

also

Romanovsky stain

or

Romanovsky's stain

\ˌrō-mə-ˈnȯf-skē(z)-\play

Medical Definition of Romanowsky stain

  1. :  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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