immunofluorescent stain

[ĭm′yə-nō-flu-rĕsənt, -flô-, ĭ-myōō′-]

n.

A staining method in which an antibody or antigen combines selectively with a fluorescent substance, thus labeling the immunogenic substance and indicating its presence.

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