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mordant

 [mor´dant]
1. a substance capable of intensifying or deepening the reaction of a specimen to a stain.
2. to subject to the action of a mordant before staining.

mor·dant

(mōr'dant),
1. A substance capable of combining with a dye and the material to be dyed, thereby increasing the affinity or binding of the dye; for example, alum, a mordant commonly used to promote staining with hematoxylin.
2. To treat with a mordant.
[L. mordeo, to bite]

mordant

/mor·dant/ (mord´int)
1. a substance capable of intensifying or deepening the reaction of a specimen to a stain.
2. to subject to the action of a mordant before staining.

mordant

[môr′dənt]
a substance capable of deepening the reaction of a biological specimen to a stain. The chief mordants are alum, aniline, oil, and phenol.

mordant

adjective Referring to an astringent chemical; caustic, corrosive.

noun A chemical used to set stains in tissue.

Mordants
Sodium chloride, tannic acid, alum, urine, chrome alum; Bouin’s solution can also be used as a mordant.

mor·dant

(mōr'dănt)
1. A substance capable of combining with a dye and the material to be dyed, thereby increasing the affinity or binding of the dye.
2. To treat with a mordant.
[L. mordeo, to bite]

mordant (mōrˑ·dnt),

n a chemical that fixes a dye in or on a specimen by combining with the dye. Phenol, alum, aniline, and oil are common mordants.

mordant

1. a substance capable of intensifying or deepening the reaction of a specimen to a stain.
2. to subject to the action of a mordant before staining.
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It seems that dyes mordanted with alum or iron have greater affinity with the proteins present in dung than with the cellulose of cotton, and that dung helps to eliminate the non-mordanted colours.