Hiss stain

Hiss stain

(his),
a stain for demonstrating the capsules of microorganisms, using gentian violet or basic fuchsin followed by a copper sulfate wash.

Hiss stain

(his stān)
A stain for demonstrating the capsules of microorganisms, using gentian violet or basic fuchsin followed by a copper sulfate wash.

Hiss,

Philip, U.S. bacteriologist, 1868-1913.
Hiss stain - a stain for demonstrating the capsules of microorganisms, using gentian violet or basic fuchsin followed by a copper sulphate wash.