basic fuchsin-methylene blue stain

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basic fuchsin-methylene blue stain n.
A stain that produces differential staining in which nuclei stain purple; collagen and connective tissue stain blue; mitochondria, myelin, and lipid droplets stain red; and cytoplasm, smooth muscle cells, and chrondroblasts stain pink.

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