Medical Definition of Papanicolaou stain

1. A multichromatic stain used principally on exfoliated cytologic specimens and based on aqueous haematoxylin with multiple counterstaining dyes in 95% ethyl alcohol, giving great transparency and delicacy of detail; important in cancer screening, especially of gynecologic smears. (05 Mar 2000)



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Paolo Veronese
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Papago
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Papanicolaou stain (current term)
Papanicolaou test
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