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decolorize

(dē-kŏl′ĕ-rīz″) [″ + colorize]
To remove dye from a stained microscopic specimen, usually with an acid-alcohol wash.
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In one manufacturer's design, an "electro-optical eye" continuously monitors the effluent draining from an actively-decolorizing slide and identifies the optimal "stopping point," just as a skilled technologist stops decolorizing based on visual cues.
It can result from cell wall damage to an organism (inherent in some specimens), from decolorizing reagent being applied too zealously, or from a number of other variables (see Table 3, page 25).
Berje's manufacturing capabilities at our Bloomfield facility includes bulking, blending, filtering, decolorizing and fragrance compounding.
UNIQUE CAPABILITIES: Berje's manufacturing capabilities at our Bloomfield facility includes bulking, blending, filtering, decolorizing and fragrance compounding.