periodic acid-schiff

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periodic acid-Schiff per·i·od·ic acid-Schiff (pûr'ē-ŏd'ĭk)
adj.
Abbr. PAS
Of, relating to, or being a reaction that tests for polysaccharides and related substances through the treatment of tissue sections with periodic acid stain and Schiff's reagent.

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