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iodine stain

 

Definition: a stain to detect amyloid, cellulose, chitin, starch, carotenes, and glycogen; also stains glycogen in amebas; feces and other wet preparations are stained directly with Lugol iodine solution; smears are treated with Schaudinn fixative and then stained with alcoholic iodine, followed by Heidenhain iron hematoxylin.

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