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v. stained, stain·ing, stains
1. To discolor, soil, or spot: The spilled juice stained the carpet.
2. To bring into disrepute; taint or tarnish: The scandal stained the mayor's reputation.
3. To change the color of (a piece of wood, for example) by applying a stain.
4. To treat (a specimen for the microscope) with a reagent or dye in order to identify cell or tissue structures or microorganisms.
To produce or receive discolorations: upholstery that stains easily.
1. A discolored or soiled spot or smudge: a stain that was difficult to scrub out.
2. A diminishment of one's moral character or good reputation by being associated with something disgraceful.
3. A liquid substance applied especially to wood that penetrates the surface and imparts a rich color.
4. A reagent or dye used for staining microscopic specimens.

[Middle English steinen, partly from Old French desteindre, desteign-, to deprive of color (des-, dis- + teindre, to dye, from Latin tingere), and partly from Old Norse steina, to paint.]

stain′a·ble adj.
stain′er n.
Synonyms: stain, blot1, brand, stigma, taint
These nouns denote a mark of discredit or disgrace, as on one's good name: a stain on his honor; a blot on an otherwise clean police record; the brand of cowardice; the stigma of ignominious defeat; the taint of political corruption.
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Noun1.staining - (histology) the use of a dye to color specimens for microscopic study
dyeing - the use of dye to change the color of something permanently
Gram method, Gram stain, Gram's method, Gram's procedure, Gram's stain - a staining technique used to classify bacteria; bacteria are stained with gentian violet and then treated with Gram's solution; after being decolorized with alcohol and treated with safranine and washed in water, those that retain the gentian violet are Gram-positive and those that do not retain it are Gram-negative
histology - the branch of biology that studies the microscopic structure of animal or plant tissues
2.staining - the act of spotting or staining somethingstaining - the act of spotting or staining something
dirtying, soiling, soilure - the act of soiling something


(= change in colour)(Ver)färbung f; (= soiling)Verschmutzung f
(esp Tech: = dyeing) → Färben nt; (of wood)Beizen nt


n. coloración, tintura.
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Assessment of viability was performed by an immunofluorescence assay, histological staining, a calcein-based live/dead test, and through determination of RNA quantity and quality after 1, 3, 5, and 7 weeks.
Quantitative Analysis of Histological Staining and Flourescence Using Image J.
Existing control methods for studies of the structure of matrixes, like scanning electron microscopy, optical microscopy, histological staining and others, are very laborious.
After the first day and a week, for histological staining of the tissue specimens, hindlimb muscles were removed, formalin-fixed, and paraffin embedded.
Haematoxylin and PAS stains are the commonly used stains for routine histological staining of impression cytology specimens.
Manual of histological staining methods of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.
We demonstrate the presence of its unique collagen fibers in the colony by means of Masson Trichrome histological staining.
Moreover, in accord with a previous study [24], the histological staining showed that muscle bundles were severely damaged and collagen deposition was increased in BOO rats.
Histological staining attested to the functional competency of the differentiated cells, Oil Red-O showing multiple small lipid droplets in most cells, while low alizarin red staining indicating insignificant osteogenesis.