neutral stain


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neu·tral stain

a compound of an acidic stain and a basic stain, such as the eosinate of methylene blue, in which the anion and cation each contains a chromophore group.
Synonym(s): salt dye

neu·tral stain

(nū'trăl stān)
A compound of an acid stain and a basic stain, such as the eosinate of methylene blue, in which the anion and cation each contains a chromophore group.

neutral stain

A combination of an acid and a basic stain.
See also: stain