[ soo-pruh-vahyt-l ]
/ ˌsu prəˈvaɪt l /

adjective Histology.

pertaining to or involving a staining method for a preparation of living cells.

Origin of supravital

First recorded in 1915–20; supra- + vital Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for supravital

[ sōō′prə-vītl ]


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