Loffler stain

Löf·fler stain

(lĕrf'lĕr stān)
A stain for flagella; the specimen is treated with a mixture of ferrous sulfate, tannic acid, and alcoholic fuchsin, then stained with aniline-water fuchsin or gentian violet made alkaline with sodium hydroxide solution.
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