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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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1% Congo red dye for 30 min following destaining in 2M NaCl solution.
Chandra TJ, R Selvaraj, YV Sharma, Hydrochloric acid vs sulphuric acid--an economical destaining reagent for Ziehl Neelsen staining to detect acid fast bacilli in sputum smears, Int.
The staining procedure followed the manufacturer's recommendations, and all staining and destaining steps were protected from light.
E is the experience of older traditional lime plaster and destaining with site-mixed lime paint and painting of linseed oil on lime plaster.
It also permits preservation of cytological material by destaining and restaining with permanent stains.
Then the gel was placed overnight in destaining solution (Methanol 450 ml, Glacial acetic acid 100ml, H2O up to 1L)
25% Coomassie brilliant blue R-250 stain (Amresco, USA) for 4 hours and then suitably destained for best visibility of the protein bands with several changes of destaining solution and stored in 7% glacial acetic acid solution for photography.
Finally, the stained cells were destained with isopropanol and the optical density (OD) of the destaining isopropanol was measured using a spectrophotometer at a wavelength of 510 nm.
After staining of proteins by Coomassie brilliant blue (R-250) and destaining, along with other bands, a band with an approximate size of ~37 kDa on lane of the induced samples was expected to be the protein of interest (Figure 2).
The comparative methodology applied for staining and destaining with amaranth and commassie brilliant blue R250, has been used as a routine dye, to resolve the proteins on PAGE, as given in Table-1.