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von Kossa stain

Pronunciation: fahn koh'sa

Definition: a stain for calcium in mineralized tissue, using a silver nitrate solution followed by sodium thiosulfate; calcified bone but not osteoid is stained brown to black.

Synonym(s): Kossa stain

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