1. (histology) the use of a dye to color specimens for microscopic study (Freq. 23)
Derivationally related forms: ↑stain
Topics: ↑histology
Hypernyms: ↑dyeing
2. the act of spotting or staining something (Freq. 10)
Syn: ↑spotting, ↑maculation
Derivationally related forms: ↑maculate (for: ↑maculation), ↑spot (for: ↑spotting)
Hypernyms: ↑soiling, ↑soilure, ↑dirtying

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