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counterstain

 [kown´ter-stān]
a stain applied to render the effects of another stain more discernible.

count·er·stain

(kown'ter-stān),
A second stain of different color having affinity for tissues, cells, or parts of cells other than those taking the primary stain used to render more distinct the parts taking the first stain.

counterstain

/coun·ter·stain/ (-stān) a stain applied to render the effects of another stain more discernible.

counterstain

(koun′tər-stān′)
n.
A stain of a contrasting color used to color the components in a microscopic specimen that are not made visible by the principal stain.
tr.v. counter·stained, counter·staining, counter·stains
To color (a microscopic specimen) with such a stain.

counterstain

a second stain added to a previously stained tissue sample to make cellular details more distinct.

count·er·stain

(kown'tĕr-stān)
A second stain of a different color, having affinity for tissues, cells, or parts of cells other than those taking the primary stain, used to render more distinct the parts taking the first stain.
Synonym(s): contrase stain.

counterstain

a stain applied to render the effects of another stain more discernible.
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For the PI counterstain a Zeiss set code 00 excitation filter with a Chroma D605/55 m emission filter was used.
The silver and red chromogens combined with a hematoxylin counterstain allow correlation of gene signals with cellular morphology (Figure 2).
Tissues were embedded in paraffin, sectioned at 5 [micro]m and stained with hematoxylin followed by eosin counterstain.
Histological sections were cut at 5[mu]m and stained by hematoxylin followed by eosin counterstain (Presnell & Schreibman 1997).
We then applied counterstain solution (VECTASHIELD[R] Mounting Medium; Vector Laboratories) to the target areas and analyzed the slides with a fluorescence microscope equipped with a dual-bandpass filter set, as well as with single-bandpass filter sets.
Antibody binding was visualized with an avid-in-biotin-peroxidase kit (VEGTASTAIN Elite ABC Kit; Vector Laboratories, Burlingame, CA) with diaminobenzidine as the chromagen and hematoxylin as a nuclear counterstain.
The use of propidium iodide as a counterstain allowed the visualization and identification of chromosome pairs (Fig.
Then after a 15 min DAPI counterstain in room temperature, cells were photographed with a fluorescence microscope.
4',6-Diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) (Vector Laboratories, Burlingame, CA, USA) containing mounting medium was used to counterstain the nuclei.