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counterstain

 [kown´ter-stān]
a stain applied to render the effects of another stain more discernible.

count·er·stain

(kown'ter-stān),
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.

counterstain

/coun·ter·stain/ (-stān) a stain applied to render the effects of another stain more discernible.

counterstain

(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.
tr.v. counter·stained, counter·staining, counter·stains
To color (a microscopic specimen) with such a stain.

counterstain

a second stain added to a previously stained tissue sample to make cellular details more distinct.

count·er·stain

(kown'tĕr-stān)
A second stain of a 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.
Synonym(s): contrase stain.

counterstain

a stain applied to render the effects of another stain more discernible.
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Samples were counterstained with Mayer's hematoxylin, and then dehydrated and mounted with PMyR.
Thereafter, cells were treated with goat anti-rabbit IgG Cy3-conjugated (Jackson ImmunoResearch, Suffolk, UK) and, finally, nuclei were counterstained with the Hoechst 33342 dye.
After washing with distilled water, the sections were counterstained with methyl green nuclear counter stain (0.
Tissue section were slightly counterstained with hematoxylin, dehydrated, and mounted.
Sections were then counterstained with hematoxylin on the machine, dehydrated in alcohols, and mounted with mounting medium (Sakura Finetek USA Inc, Torrance, California).
The chromosomes were counterstained with 1 [micro]g/mL 4,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI, Sigma, St.
TNF-[alpha] and NF-[kappa]B were visualized with the chromogen 3,3 diaminobenzidine (DAB) and counterstained with Harry's hematoxylin, mounted, and assessed by light microscopy.
The sections were counterstained with 1% methyl green (Sigma), and photographs were taken under an Axiophot light microscope (Carl Zeiss).
Peroxidase was indicated by the bright red precipitate produced in the presence of 3-amino9-ethyl-carbazole, and sections were counterstained with Mayer hematoxylin.
After washing with PBS cells were counterstained with PI (propidium iodide, Sigma) and 10000 cells from each sample were acquired on a FACS Calibur flow cytometer equipped with suitable optics.
2) at 72[degrees]C for 2 min and counterstained with diaminopyrolylindole.