supravital stain

n.

A procedure in which living tissue is removed from the body and cells are placed in a nontoxic dye solution so that their vital processes may be studied.

Nearby words

  1. supraventricular,
  2. supraventricular crest,
  3. supravergence,
  4. supraversion,
  5. supravital,
  6. supremacist,
  7. supremacy,
  8. suprematism,
  9. supreme,
  10. supreme being


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