Papanicolaou's stainmedical dictionary

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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.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)