vital dye

noun

Medical Definition of vital dye

: a dye or stain capable of penetrating living cells or tissues and not inducing immediate evident degenerative changes

called also vital stain

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“Vital dye.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/vital%20dye. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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