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English noun: staining

1. staining (act) (histology) the use of a dye to color specimens for microscopic study

Broader (hypernym)dyeing

Narrower (hyponym)Gram method, Gram stain, Gram's method, Gram's procedure, Gram's stain

Domain categoryhistology

2. staining (act) the act of spotting or staining something

Synonymsmaculation, spotting

Broader (hypernym)dirtying, soiling, soilure

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