Papanicolaou's stain


Papanicolaou's stain
A complex stain for detecting malignant cells in cervical smears. Contains in separate staining stages (a) haematoxylin, (b) Orange-G phosphotungstic acid c) Light green, Bismarck Brown, Eosin and phosphotungstic acid.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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