Loeffler methylene blue

Loef·fler meth·yl·ene blue

(lef'lĕr),
a stain for diphtheria organisms that contains methylene blue in dilute ethanol plus a slight amount of potassium hydroxide; dye solution gives best results when aged to a polychrome state.

Loeffler,

(Löffler), Friedrich A.J., German bacteriologist and surgeon, 1852-1915.
Klebs-Loeffler bacillus - see under Klebs
Loeffler bacillus - a species that causes diphtheria. Synonym(s): Corynebacterium diphtheriae
Loeffler blood culture medium - a culture medium for the isolation of Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
Loeffler caustic stain - a stain for flagella, utilizing an aqueous solution of tannin and ferrous sulfate with the addition of an alcoholic fuchsin stain.
Loeffler methylene blue - a stain for diphtheria organisms.
Loeffler stain - a stain for flagella.