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Schmorl picrothionin stain

Pronunciation: shmorl

Definition: a stain for compact bone that employs thionin and picric acid solutions to produce blue to blue-black staining of bone canaliculi and cells; bone matrix is yellowish and cartilage ground substance is purple.

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