iodine stain

i·o·dine stain

a stain to detect amyloid, cellulose, chitin, starch, carotenes, and glycogen; also stains glycogen in amebas; feces and other wet preparations are stained directly with Lugol iodine solution; smears are treated with Schaudinn fixative and then stained with alcoholic iodine, followed by Heidenhain iron hematoxylin.

i·o·dine stain

(ī'ŏ-dīn stān)
A stain to detect amyloid, cellulose, chitin, starch, carotenes, and glycogen, and to stain amebae by virtue of their glycogen; feces and other wet preparations are stained directly with Lugol iodine solution; smears are treated with Schaudinn fixative and then stained with alcoholic iodine, followed by Heidenhain iron hematoxylin.
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It was necessary to read color development quickly because some sorghum samples fade in color of clear rapidly following addition of the iodine stain.
She wears wrinkled blue scrubs, and her white coat has iodine stains on the cuffs and tail.