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mordant

 [mor´dant]
1. a substance capable of intensifying or deepening the reaction of a specimen to a stain.
2. to subject to the action of a mordant before staining.

mor·dant

(mōr'dant),
1. A substance capable of combining with a dye and the material to be dyed, thereby increasing the affinity or binding of the dye; for example, alum, a mordant commonly used to promote staining with hematoxylin.
2. To treat with a mordant.
[L. mordeo, to bite]

mordant

/mor·dant/ (mord´int)
1. a substance capable of intensifying or deepening the reaction of a specimen to a stain.
2. to subject to the action of a mordant before staining.

mordant

[môr′dənt]
a substance capable of deepening the reaction of a biological specimen to a stain. The chief mordants are alum, aniline, oil, and phenol.

mordant

adjective Referring to an astringent chemical; caustic, corrosive.

noun A chemical used to set stains in tissue.

Mordants
Sodium chloride, tannic acid, alum, urine, chrome alum; Bouin’s solution can also be used as a mordant.

mor·dant

(mōr'dănt)
1. A substance capable of combining with a dye and the material to be dyed, thereby increasing the affinity or binding of the dye.
2. To treat with a mordant.
[L. mordeo, to bite]

mordant (mōrˑ·dnt),

n a chemical that fixes a dye in or on a specimen by combining with the dye. Phenol, alum, aniline, and oil are common mordants.

mordant

1. a substance capable of intensifying or deepening the reaction of a specimen to a stain.
2. to subject to the action of a mordant before staining.
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