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Wright's stain

noun \ ˈrīts- \

medical Definition of Wright's stain

:a stain that is a modification of the Romanowsky stain and is used in staining blood and parasites living in blood

Biographical Note for wright's stain

  • Wright, James Homer (1869–1928), American pathologist. Wright was a professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School and on the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital. He devised several stains for blood cells, among them the well-known Wright's stain (1902).

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