counterstain

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Etymology[edit]

counter- +‎ stain

Noun[edit]

counterstain (plural counterstains)

  1. (microscopy) A stain contrasting with the principal stain in color, thus making the stained structure easier to see

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Verb[edit]

counterstain (third-person singular simple present counterstains, present participle counterstaining, simple past and past participle counterstained)

  1. (microscopy) To stain with a counterstain

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