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Application of the Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) Stain

In order for the pathologist to microscopically visualize the otherwise transparent features within the cells of all the various tissue types, they first need to be colored. To achieve this, histology staining procedures are employed using biological dyes. The hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stain is the standard staining method used in histology.