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vital staining

noun
1.
the technique of treating living cells and tissues with dyes that do not immediately kill them, facilitating observation with a microscope
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  • Another means of studying the nature of the granules depends on the principle of vital staining.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich

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