Medical 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
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.
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