Medical Definition of Negative staining

1. Microscopic technique in which the object stands out against a dark background of stain. For electron microscopy the sample is suspended in a solution of an electron dense stain such as sodium phosphotungstate and then sprayed onto a support grid. The stain dries as structureless solid and fills all crevices in the sample. When examined in the electron microscope the sample appears as a light object against a dark background. Quite fine structural detail can be observed using negative staining and it has been used extensively to study the structure of viruses and other particulate samples. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Negative Staining Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Negative Staining Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Negative Staining

negative pole
negative pressure
negative pressures
negative proof
negative proofs
negative regulation
negative reinforcement
negative reinforcer
negative reinforcing stimulus
negative scotoma
negative sense
negative side waterproofing
negative space
negative spaces
negative stain
negative staining (current term)
negative stimulation
negative stimulus
negative strand virus
negative stranded RNA virus
negative taxis
negative thermotaxis
negative transference
negative verb
negative verbs
negative zero
negatively bathmotropic
negatively charged

Other Resources Relating to: Negative staining

Search for Negative staining on!Search for Negative staining on!Search for Negative staining on Google!Search for Negative staining on Wikipedia!