Definition of destain in English:

destain

Line breaks: de|stain
Pronunciation: /diːˈsteɪn
 
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verb

[with object] Biology
  • Selectively remove stain from (a specimen for microscopy, a chromatography gel, etc.) after it has previously been stained: (as noun destaining) after destaining the gel was dried and then apposed to X-ray film
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    • 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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