negative stain

n.

A stain forming an opaque or colored background to an object that appears translucent or colorless.

Nearby words

  1. negative profit,
  2. negative reinforcement,
  3. negative resistance,
  4. negative scotoma,
  5. negative sign,
  6. negative tax,
  7. negative theology,
  8. negative transfer,
  9. negative-raising,
  10. negative-strand virus


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