staining

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staining

 [stān´ing]
artificial coloration of a substance to facilitate examination of tissues, microorganisms, or other cells under the microscope. For various techniques, see under stain.
relief staining a method of staining that colors the background and leaves the cells uncolored.

stain·ing

(stān'ing),
1. The act of applying a stain.
See also: stain.
2. In dentistry, modification of the color of the tooth or denture base.

stain·ing

(stān'ing)
1. The act of applying a stain.
See also: stain
2. dentistry Modification of the color of the tooth or denture base.

staining

The use of selected dyes to colour biological specimens such as cells, cell products, thin slices of tissues or microorganisms to assist in examination and identification under the microscope. See also GRAM NEGATIVE, GRAM POSITIVE.

stain·ing

(stān'ing)
1. In dentistry, modification of the color of the tooth or denture base.
2. Act of applying a stain.
See also: stain
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