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Ziehl-Neelsen stain

noun Ziehl-Neel·sen stain \ ˈtsēl-ˈnāl-sən- \

medical Definition of Ziehl-Neelsen stain

:a carbolfuchsin stain used especially for detecting the tubercle bacillus

Biographical Note for ziehl-neelsen stain

  • Neelsen, Friedrich Carl Adolf (1854–1894), German pathologist. Neelsen published a handbook of staining methods in 1892.

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