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Verhoeff's stain

Verhoeff's stain

noun Ver·hoeff's stain \ˈvər-ˌhfs-\

Definition of VERHOEFF'S STAIN

:  a stain containing hematoxylin, ferric chloride, and iodine that is used to demonstrate the presence of elastin

Biographical Note for VERHOEFF'S STAIN

Verhoeff, Frederick Herman (1874–1968), American ophthalmologist. Verhoeff was an ophthalmic surgeon and pathologist at a Boston eye and ear infirmary and had a parallel career as a professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. He introduced Verhoeff's stain in 1908.
February 28, 2015
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