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a stain which is taken up by living cells after parenteral administration, for example, intravenously or subcutaneously.
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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.
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A nontoxic dye that, when introduced into an organism, selectively stains certain cells or tissues. Synonym: vital stain
See also: stain
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