Masson-Fontana ammoniac silver stain

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Mas·son-Fon·tan·a am·mo·ni·a·c sil·ver stain

(mah-sawn[h]' fon-tah'nă),
a stain used to demonstrate melanin and argentaffin granules.

Mas·son-Fon·tan·a am·mo·ni·a·c sil·ver stain

(mas-ōn' fon-tan'ă a-mōn'ē-ak sil'vĕr stān)
A stain used to demonstrate melanin and argentaffin granules.
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5, Mayer mucicarmine, and Fontana-Masson silver stain.
In our study, pagetoid cells did not stain with mucicarmine, periodic acid-Schiff, Alcian blue, and Fontana-Masson silver stains but were reactive for pancytokeratin and high-molecular-weight cytokeratin (Table).
Fontana-Masson silver stains the melanin in the cell wall when the capsule is deficient or present.