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Medical Term:

iron hematoxylin


unique ferric lakes of hematein that produce deep blue-black stains; useful for studies of cytologic detail, such as chromosomes, spindle fibers, Golgi apparatus, myofibrils, and mitochrondria; also useful to demonstrate Entamoeba histolytica.

See Also: Heidenhain iron hematoxylin stain, Weigert iron hematoxylin stain

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