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Wachstein-Meissel stain for calcium-magnesium-ATPase

Pronunciation: wahk-stin'mis'el

Definition: procedure similar to Gomori nonspecific acid phosphatase stain, except that incubation is carried out with ATP as substrate at neutral pH; enzyme activity is generally demonstrated at cell membranes.

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