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Medical Term:

Feulgen stain

Pronunciation: foyl'gen

Definition: a selective cytochemical reaction for DNA in which sections or cells are first hydrolyzed with hydrochloric acid to produce apurinic acid and then are stained with Schiff reagent to produce magenta-stained nuclei; generally the concentration of DNA in nucleoli and mitochondria is too low to permit detection by this stain

See Also: Kasten fluorescent Feulgen stain

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