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counterstain

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verb coun·ter·stain \-ˌstān\

Definition of counterstain

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to stain (as a microscopy specimen) so as to color parts (as the cytoplasm of cells) not colored by another stain (as a nuclear stain)

counterstain noun


1895

First Known Use of counterstain

1895


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