Romanowsky stain

Romanowsky stain
Ro·ma·now·sky stain or Ro·ma·now·sky's stain also Ro·ma·nov·sky stain or Ro·ma·nov·sky's stain .rō-mə-'nȯf-skē(z)- n a stain made from water-soluble eosin, methylene blue, and absolute methanol and used in parasitology
Romanowsky Dimitri Leonidovich (1861-1921)
Russian physician. Romanowsky made important studies of the malaria parasite. In an 1891 monograph on the parasitology and treatment of malaria, he introduced the original eosin-methylene blue stain for blood smears and malaria parasites.

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