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Haematoxylin

Haematoxylin
(Science: chemical) basophilic stain that gives a blue colour (to the nucleus of a cell for example), commonly used in conjunction with eosin that stains the cytoplasm pink or red. Various modifications of haematoxylin have been developed. The histopathologist’s H&E is haematoxylin and eosin.


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