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Go·mo·ri meth·en·a·mine-sil·ver stain (gō-mō'rē),
techniques for argentaffin cells: a method using a methenamine-silver solution in combination with gold chloride, sodium thiosulfate, and safranin O; argentaffin granules appear brown-black against a green background; urates: warm sections are treated directly with a hot methenamine-silver solution to produce a blackening of urates; fungi: see Grocott-Gomori methenamine-silver stain; melanin, which reduces silver nitrate.
GMS stain A chromic acid, sodium bisulfite stain used in histology and cytology to identify fungi and Pneumocystis jiroveci. The slide is placed in a hot bath for penetration and stains fungi black with sharp margins and a cleared centre.
GMS stain Gomori-Grocott methenamine silver stain A chromic acid, sodium bisulfite stain used in histology and cytology to identify fungi and Pneumocystis carinii; the slide is placed in a hot bath for penetration and stains fungi black with sharp margins, and a cleared center. See Sealed envelope appearance.