Definition of destain in English:

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destain

Pronunciation: /dēˈstān/

verb

[with object] Biology
Selectively remove stain from (a specimen for microscopy, a chromatography gel, etc.) after it has previously been stained.
Example sentences
  • We stained the gels in 0.1% Coomassie blue for 1 h and destained them in a 40% methanol and 10% acetic acid solution overnight.
  • Papanicolaou staining and destaining do not interfere with indirect IS-PCR for HPV DNA detection.
  • The gels were stained with Coomassie blue, destained, and dried, then analyzed by autoradiography overnight at - 80 deg C.

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Syllabification: de·stain

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