Stain vs Safranophile - What's the difference?

stain | safranophile |


As a noun stain

is .

As an adjective safranophile is

(of cells) easily stained with safranine.

stain

English

(wikipedia stain)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A discoloured spot or area.
  • A blemish on one's character or reputation.
  • A substance used to soak into a surface and colour it.
  • A reagent or dye used to stain microscope specimens so as to make some structures visible.
  • Derived terms

    * (l) * Giemsa stain * Leishman stain * Romanowsky stain * Wright-Giemse stain * Wright's stain

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To discolour something
  • to stain the hand with dye
    armour stained with blood
  • To taint or tarnish someone's character or reputation
  • * Milton
  • Of honour void, / Of innocence, of faith, of purity, / Our wonted ornaments now soiled and stained .
  • To coat a surface with a stain
  • to stain wood with acids, coloured washes, paint rubbed in, etc.
    the stained glass used for church windows
  • To treat a microscope specimen with a dye
  • To cause to seem inferior or soiled by comparison.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • She stains the ripest virgins of her age.
  • * Spenser
  • that did all other beasts in beauty stain

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    safranophile

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (of cells) easily stained with safranine