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to remove stain from (a specimen or part of a specimen) to facilitate microscopic study
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
transitive verb de·stained, de·stain·ing, de·stains
To remove stain from (a specimen) to aid in microscopic study.