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stain

Pronunciation: stan

Definition:

  1. To discolor.
  2. To color; to dye.
  3. A discoloration.
  4. A dye used in histologic and bacteriologic techniques
  5. A procedure in which a dye or combination of dyes and reagents is used to color the constituents of cells and tissues. For individual dyes or staining substances, see the specific names.

[M.E. steinen]

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