A multichromatic stain used principally on exfoliated cytologic specimens, giving great transparency and detail, and important in cancer screening, especially of smears of the female genital tract.
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Cankers, Caterpillars, and Malt-worms: 3 Shakespearean Insults
Great insults pepper the comedies and tragedies of William Shakespeare. (Though the Bard of Avon is known for his terms of endearments as well.) From A Midsummer Night’s Dream to King Henry IV, here are a few of our favorites. You canker blossom! This flowery barb is delivered by the newly lovelorn Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream after her beloved, Lysander, expresses his disinterest …
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