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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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Sections were lightly counterstained in Mayer's haematoxylin [18] for 1 minute, blued in Scott's tap water substitute for 2 minutes and dehydrated through graded alcohols to xylol.
The sections were then counterstained with Mayer's hematoxylin (Wako Pure Chemical Industries), and subjected to microscopic observation.
After washing with TBSBSA, the nuclei were counterstained by 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole dihydrochloride (DAPI) (Sigma) at concentration of 1 [micro]g/ml for 5 min, then the slides were washed, mounted in TBS-glycerol 80% and examined under a fluorescence microscope (Olympus, Tokyo, Japan) (Figure 6).
Sections were counterstained with methyl green and quantified for the number of PHH3- and Tbr2-positive cells and total nuclei in the forebrain neuralepithelium using design-based stereology with Stereo-Investigator software (MicroBrightfield, V.
Thin sections of 100 mm were cut in a Reichert Om U3 ultramicrotome and counterstained with uranyl acetate (45 min, 60[degrees]C) and lead citrate (3 min, 25[degrees]C).
After being washed with water, the cultures were counterstained with hematoxylin and mounted.
Finally, the sections were washed in distilled water & counterstained with Meyer's Hematoxylin.
2] and counterstained with haematoxylin, dehydrated and mounted.
Sections for TEM were cut at 70-90 nm thickness, collected onto grids and counterstained using alcoholic uranyl acetate and Reynold's lead citrate, prior to examination in a Hitachi H7100 TEM.