brilliant cresyl blue


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cres·yl blue

, cresyl blue brilliant (kres'il blū brĭl-yent), [C.I. 51010]
A basic oxazin dye used for staining the reticulum in young erythrocytes (reticulocytes); also used in vital staining and as a selective stain for gastric surface epithelial mucin and other acid mucopolysaccharides.

brilliant cresyl blue

A high-pH dye with affinity for nucleic acids, which is used in histology to delineate platelets, immature erythrocytes and Heinz bodies.
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Selection of bovine oocytes by brilliant cresyl blue staining: effect on meiosis progression, organelle distribution and embryo development.