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tr.v. de·stained, de·stain·ing, de·stains
To remove stain from (a specimen) to aid in microscopic study.


vb (tr)
chem to remove a stain from


vb (tr)
an archaic spelling of distain



to remove stain from (a laboratory specimen) to enhance contrast of parts.
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Verb1.destain - remove stain from (a laboratory specimen) to enhance contrast
get rid of, remove - dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
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Then the gel was destained in solution containing 1% acetic acid until the appropriate background was obtained.
The gel was then destained with 10 % acetic acid solution.
After counting, plates were destained with methanol, and absorbance values were measured at 584 nm using a FLUOstar OPTIMA microplate reader (BMG Labtech Inc.
Gel pieces were repeatedly destained and washed sequentially in 80% acetonitrile (MeCN) and 50mM ammonium bicarbonate buffer (ABC buffer; pH >7.
The slides were then washed and destained for 5 min in distilled water and examined immediately under fluorescence microscope.
05% Coomassie brilliant blue G-250 and then destained with 30% methanol and 10% acetic acid.
The cleared and stained material of this specimen, prepared while it was still relatively fresh, retained its stain for at least one year, but by 2012 it was completely destained.
The gel was destained in 10% acetic acid, examined under a white fluorescent light in a transilluminator, and the image was analysed using an image analysis system (Quantum-ST4-1000).
After the gels were destained, students compared and contrasted the banding patterns on the gels.