verb coun·ter·stain \-ˌstān\

Definition of COUNTERSTAIN

transitive verb
:  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

First Known Use of COUNTERSTAIN



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categorical Hear it
absolute or relating to a category
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