Definition of Staining

1. Noun. (histology) the use of a dye to color specimens for microscopic study.

Generic synonyms: Dyeing
Specialized synonyms: Gram Method, Gram Stain, Gram's Method, Gram's Procedure, Gram's Stain
Category relationships: Histology
Derivative terms: Stain



2. Noun. The act of spotting or staining something.
Exact synonyms: Maculation, Spotting
Generic synonyms: Dirtying, Soiling, Soilure
Derivative terms: Maculate, Maculate, Spot

Definition of Staining

1. Verb. (present participle of ''stain'') ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Staining

1. stain [v] - See also: stain

Medical Definition of Staining

1. The use of a dye, reagent, or other material for producing colouration in tissues or microorganisms for microscopic examination. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Staining

staidness
staidnesses
staig
staigs
stain
stainabilities
stainability
stainable
stained
stainer
stainers
stainest
staineth
staining (current term)
stainings
stainless
stainless-steel
stainless steel
stainlesses
stainlessly
stainlessness
stainproof
stains
stains-all
stair
stair-carpet
stair-rod
stair-step

Literary usage of Staining

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Microscope and Its Revelations by William Benjamin Carpenter (1883)
"staining Processes.—Much attention has been given of late years to the use of agents, which, ... The staining-processes may be used either before or after ..."

2. A Text-book of histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1904)
"staining SECTIONS. It is often of advantage to stain the different tissue ... This may be accomplished either by staining successively with several dyes, ..."

3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1884)
"The use of logwood as a staining agent, however, was soon found to be attended with ... The staining fluid soon became thick, cloudy and filled with a ..."

4. A Text-book of Histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1906)
"Occasionally a longer staining is required. Cell bodies including muscle cells and fibres ... After staining, the sections are washed in distilled water. ..."

5. Animal Micrology: Practical Exercises in Zoölogical Micro-technique by Michael Frederic Guyer (1917)
"The alum-cochineal may require 12 hours or more for staining. Preserve the others for double staining. As time permits, prepare and section the other ..."

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