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Medical Term:

uranyl acetate stain

 

Definition: a stain used in electron microscopy; uranyl acetate binds specifically to nucleic acids but selectively tends to be abolished by osmium fixation; proteins are well-stained, but cytomembranes are poorly stained.

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