Counterstain



[noun koun-ter-steyn; verb koun-ter-steyn] /noun ˈkaʊn tərˌsteɪn; verb ˌkaʊn tərˈsteɪn/ Histology

noun
1.
a second of a different color applied to a microscopic specimen and used to color and contrast those parts not retaining the first .
verb (used with object)
2.
to treat (a microscopic specimen) with a counterstain.
verb (used without object)
3.
to become counterstained; take a counterstain.
/ˈkaʊntəˌsteɪn/
verb (microscopy)
1.
to apply two or more stains in sequence to (a specimen to be examined), each of which colours a different tissue
2.
(transitive; usually passive) to apply (one of a series of stains) to a specimen to be examined: haematoxylin is counterstained with eosin

counterstain coun·ter·stain (koun’tər-stān’)
n.
A stain of a contrasting color used to color the components in a microscopic specimen that are not made visible by the principal stain.
count’er·stain’ v.

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