a dye obtained from tolidine that is absorbed by the macrophages of the reticuloendothelial system and is therefore used for staining cells in biological research
Word Origin for trypan blue
so called because it is trypano-cidal : see trypanosome, -cide
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An acid dye used for staining of the reticuloendothelial system, the kidney tubules, and cells in tissue culture.
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