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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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(= change in colour)(Ver)färbung f; (= soiling)Verschmutzung f
(esp Tech: = dyeing) → Färben nt; (of wood)Beizen nt
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n. coloración, tintura.
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Alizarin red vital dye can be used for this qualitative and quantitative evaluation of corneal endothelium (TAYLOR & HUNT, 1981; SAAD et al., 2008).
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For monitoring purposes, MCF10A cells were stained with the nuclear vital dye Hoechst 33342 (Promega, Madison, WI, USA; excitation 350 nm, emission 461 nm).
This analysis showed the presence of five anthocyanins in the vital dye of the acai fruit from lower to higher quantities: taxifolin, orientin, isovitexin, homoorientin, and cyanidin-3-O-glucoside.
Mouse MSCs were initially pretreated in the presence or absence of 8 [micro]M BIX01294 [+ or -] 50 nM TSA for 48 hrs, prior to their labeling with 20 [micro]M carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl ester (CFSE) vital dye (Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, MA, USA) for 1 hour at 37[degrees]C.
Vital dye staining facilitates the identification of graft orientation.
Using photoablation of AG cells or cell parts that are stained by the vital dye DASPEI, they demonstrate that the AG contains the primary receptor for the chemical cue that induces metamorphosis in nudibranch (and possibly other types of spiralian) larvae.
Vital dye labeling of Xenopus laevis trunk neural crest reveals multipotency and novel pathways of migration.