from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To treat with a counter-stain.
  • n. In histology, a dye employed to stain of another color the elements not colored by the dye first used. The effect is to make the different elements more conspicuous by contrast.


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  • + / − than control pituitaries, here in frontal sections through the lateral half gland with DAPI (blue) nuclear counter-stain. aP, anterior pituitary; iP, intermediate pituitary; pP, posterior pituitary.

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