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Medical Term:

Verhoeff elastic tissue stain

Pronunciation: ver'hef

Definition: a stain for tissue sections in which a mixture of hematoxylin, ferric chloride, and Lugol iodine solution is used; tissue may be counterstained, if desired, with eosin or van Gieson stain; elastic fibers and nuclei appear blue-black to black while collagen and other components are shades of pink to red.

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