Park-Williams fixative


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Park-Wil·liams fix·a·tive

(park wil'yŭms),
a fixative for spirochetes, composed of a 2% solution of osmic acid to the fumes of which the bacteria are exposed for a few seconds.

Park,

William H., U.S. bacteriologist, 1863-1939.
Park-Williams bacillus - a special strain of Corynebacterium diphtheriae used for toxin production.
Park-Williams fixative - a fixative for spirochetes, comprised of a 2% solution of osmic acid.

Williams,

Anna, U.S. bacteriologist, 1863-1955.
Park-Williams bacillus - see under Park, William H
Park-Williams fixative - see under Park, William H
Williams stain - a stain for Negri bodies.