Definition: a stain using basic fuchsin paraldehyde and hydrochloric acid; it produces violet staining of elastic fibers, mast cell granules, gastric chief cells, ß cells of the pancreatic islets, and certain hypophyseal ß granules; other pituitary granules and cells stain in other colors.
See Also: Gomori aldehyde fuchsin stain
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