Origin of supravital

First recorded in 1915–20; supra- + vital Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

supravital in Medicine


  1. Relating to or capable of staining living cells after their removal from a living or recently dead organism.
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