counterstain

Rather nonspecific stain used in conjunction with another histochemical reagent of greater specificity to provide contrast and reveal more of the general structure of the tissue. Light Green is used as a counterstain in the Mallory procedure, for example.

counterstain

<technique> Rather non-specific stain used in conjunction with another histochemical reagent of greater specificity to provide contrast and reveal more of the general structure of the tissue. Light Green is used as a counterstain in the Mallory procedure, for example. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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counterstain

noun a stain of contrasting color that is used when the principal stain does not show the structure clearly
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counterstain

(koun┬┤tәr-stān″) a stain applied to render the effects of another stain more discernible.
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counterstain

Type: Term Pronunciation: kown′ter-stān Definitions: 1. A second stain of different color having affinity for tissues, cells, or parts of cells other than those taking the primary stain used to render more distinct the parts taking the first stain.
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Counterstain

An example is the malachite green counterstain to the fuchsine stain in the Gimenez staining technique. Another example is eosin counterstain to haematoxylin in the H&E stain. Also in Gram staining, crystal violet stains only Gram-positive bacteria, and safranin counterstain is applied which stains all cells, even allowing the identification of Gr...
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