intravital stain


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in·tra·vi·tal stain

a stain which is taken up by living cells after parenteral administration, for example, intravenously or subcutaneously.

in·tra·vi·tal stain

(in'tră-vī'tăl stān)
A stain that is taken up by living cells after parenteral administration, e.g., intravenously or subcutaneously.

intravital stain

A nontoxic dye that, when introduced into an organism, selectively stains certain cells or tissues. Synonym: vital stain
See also: stain