Compound modifiers & compound nouns

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyphen
The use of the hyphen in English compound nouns and verbs has, in general, been steadily declining.

Compound modifiers are groups of two or more words that jointly modify the meaning of another word.
When a compound modifier other than an adverb–adjective combination appears before a term, the compound modifier is often hyphenated to prevent misunderstanding, such as in American-football player or little-celebrated paintings.

diamino-azobenzidine
3H-fucose
acid-Schiff
biotin-avidin
bright-field
cell-specific
charge-coupled
computer-driven
cross-linking
DAPI-stained
digoxigenin-labeled
electron-dense .
FITC-labeled
fluorescein-phalloidin
H&E-stained
Hoechst-stained
image-enhancement
in-phase
lipid-rich
lipid-soluble
lysozyme-containing
long-chain
mucin-rich
mucus-secreting
N-terminal
PAS-amylase
PAS-positive
PAS-stained
peroxidase-labeled
phase-contrast
RNA-rich
self-digestion
spray-coated
tritium-labeled

related:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/noun-noun-phrases

“compound name” ==”name of a compound”
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/atom_naming.html

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