iodine stain

i·o·dine stain

a stain to detect amyloid, cellulose, chitin, starch, carotenes, and glycogen; also stains glycogen in amebas; feces and other wet preparations are stained directly with Lugol iodine solution; smears are treated with Schaudinn fixative and then stained with alcoholic iodine, followed by Heidenhain iron hematoxylin.
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i·o·dine stain

(ī'ŏ-dīn stān)
A stain to detect amyloid, cellulose, chitin, starch, carotenes, and glycogen, and to stain amebae by virtue of their glycogen; feces and other wet preparations are stained directly with Lugol iodine solution; smears are treated with Schaudinn fixative and then stained with alcoholic iodine, followed by Heidenhain iron hematoxylin.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Fifty microliters of iodine stain solution (2.5 g KI, 250 mg [I.sub.2], 125 mL [H.sub.2]O) was added to each well and the color reaction scored in 10 to 60 s.
Ten microliters of the iodine stain solution (2.5 g KI, 250 mg [I.sub.2], 125 mL [H.sub.2]O) was added to the 5 [micro]L of pollen suspension, and mixed.
She wears wrinkled blue scrubs, and her white coat has iodine stains on the cuffs and tail.