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Ziehl-Neel·sen stain(zēl nāl'sen),
a method for staining acid-fast bacteria using Ziehl stain, decolorizing in acid alcohol, and counterstaining with methylene blue; acid-fast organisms appear red, other tissue elements light blue; a modification of this stain is also used for Actinomycetes and Brucella.
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Neelsen,Friedrich K.A., German pathologist, 1854-1894.
Ziehl-Neelsen stain - see under Ziehl
Ziehl,Franz, German bacteriologist, 1857-1926.
Ziehl stain - a carbol-fuchsin solution of phenol and basic fuchsin used to demonstrate bacteria and cell nuclei.
Ziehl-Neelsen stain - a method for staining acid-fast bacteria.
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