An additional dye used in a microscopy specimen to produce a contrasting background or to make clearer the distinction between different kinds of tissue.
More example sentences
- Dapi was used as the chromosome counterstain for fluorescent specimens.
- The shape of the nucleus was visualized using a DNA counterstain in all experiments.
- No counterstain was used on the sections, but routine coverslips were applied.
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