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fluorescence plus Giemsa stain

Pronunciation: gem'sa

Definition: a stain used to demonstrate sister chromatid exchange; cells are grown in 5-bromodeoxyuridine, followed by chromosome preparation, staining in Hoechst 33258, exposure to light, and staining in Giemsa; chromosomes exhibit a harlequin appearance.

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