Breed smear

noun
variants: or Breed method \ ˈbrēd-​ \

Definition of Breed smear

: a test of the bacteriological purity of milk by direct examination of a film of fat-free milk stained with methylene blue, often used to detect the organism of bovine mastitis

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History and Etymology for Breed smear

after Robert S. Breed †1956 American bacteriologist

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“Breed smear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Breed%20smear. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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