silver protein stain

sil·ver pro·tein stain

a silver proteinate complex used in staining nerve fibers, nerve endings, and flagellate protozoa; also used to demonstrate phagocytosis, by the cells of the reticuloendothelial system, in living animals.
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sil·ver pro·tein stain

(sil'vĕr prō'tēn stān)
A silver proteinate complex used in staining nerve fibers, nerve endings, and flagellate protozoa; also used to demonstrate phagocytosis in living animals by the cells of the reticuloendothelial system.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012