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hematoxylin-eosin stain

hematoxylin-eosin stain in Medicine

hematoxylin-eosin stain n.
A widely used, two-stage stain for cells in which hematoxylin is followed by a counterstain of red eosin so that the nuclei stain a deep blue-black and the cytoplasm stains pink.

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