chrome alum


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chrome alum

n.
Hydrated chromium potassium sulfate, CrK(SO4)2·12H2O, a toxic violet-red to black crystalline compound, used in tanning, as a mordant, and in photography.

chrome alum

n
(Elements & Compounds) a violet-red crystalline substance, used as a mordant in dyeing. Formula: KCr(SO4)2.12H2O

chrome′ al`um


n.
a violet powder, CrK(SO4)2∙12H2O, used in photography, in tanning, and as a mordant in dyeing.
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Noun1.chrome alum - a violet-colored salt used in hide tanning and as a mordant in dyeing
mordant - a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
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The paraffin blocks were prepared and cut into 4 um sections and stained with H and E for light microscopy and Chrome Alum Hematoxylin-Phloxin stain for differential counts of alpha and beta cells of islets of Langerhans.
The total number of cells per islet section and the beta and alpha cells were counted as they differentially stained with chrome alum Hematoxylin-phloxin.
Cell counting was done after Chrome alum Hematoxylin-Phloxin staining.