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adj.1. describing bacteria that have been stained and continue to hold the stain after treatment with an acidic solution. For example, tuberculosis bacteria are acid-fast when stained with a carbol fuchsin preparation. 2. describing a stain that is not removed from a specimen by washing with an acidic solution.

1. describing bacteria that have been stained and continue to hold the stain after treatment with an acidic solution. For example, tuberculosis bacteria are acid-fast when stained with a carbol fuchsin preparation. 2. describing a stain that is not removed from a specimen by washing with an acidic solution.

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