Ziehl-Neelsen stain


Ziehl-Neelsen stain
Ziehl-Neel·sen stain 'tsēl-'nāl-sən- n a carbolfuchsin stain used esp. for detecting the tubercle bacillus
Ziehl Franz (1857-1926)
German bacteriologist. A professor in Lübeck, Ziehl introduced the carbolfuchsin stain for the tubercle bacillus in 1882.
Neelsen Friedrich Carl Adolf (1854-1894)
German pathologist. Neelsen published a handbook of staining methods in 1892.

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an acid-fast carbol fuchsin stain used specifically for identifying the tubercle bacillus.
F. Ziehl (1857-1926), German bacteriologist; F. K. A. Neelsen (1854-94), German pathologist

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