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a polychromed eosin-methylene blue stain used in the examination of blood films for identifying parasites.
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Leish·man stain(lēsh'măn stān)
A polychromed eosin-methylene blue stain used in the examination of blood films.
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A stain containing alkaline methylene blue and eosin in methanol used in genetics to identify chromosomal bands and in blood smear analysis to identify white blood cells and parasitic infections.
See also: Leishman, William Boog
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Leishman,Sir William Boog, Scottish surgeon, 1865-1926.
Leishmania - a genus of digenetic, asexual, protozoan flagellates.
Leishman chrome cells - basophilic granular leukocytes (basophils) observed in the circulating blood of some persons with blackwater fever.
Leishman stain - a polychromed eosin-methylene blue stain used in the examination of blood films.
Leishman-Donovan body - the intracytoplasmic, nonflagellated leishmanial form of certain intracellular parasites. Synonym(s): amastigote; L-D body
leishmaniasis - tropical disease that is spread by sandflies.
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