hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stain

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he·ma·tox·y·lin and e·o·sin (H&E) stain

(hē'mă-toks'i-lin ē'ō-sin stān)
The most generally useful staining method for tissues; nuclei are stained a deep blue-black with hematoxylin, and cytoplasm is stained pink after counterstaining with eosin, usually in water.
Synonym(s): haematoxylin and eosin stain, haematoxylin and eosin stain.
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