resistant to decolorizing by acidified alcohol after staining.
The acid-fast bacteria are particularly rich in fatty substances, especially the higher wax-like fats.
The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey
Other bacteria than the acid-fast group are stained blue by Gabbet’s method.
A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd
This method is supposed to differentiate between B. tuberculosis and other acid-fast micro-organisms.
The Elements of Bacteriological Technique John William Henry Eyre
(of bacteria and tissues) resistant to decolorization by mineral acids after staining
Of or relating to bacteria that are not decolorized by an acidic alcohol solution after they have been stained.
yielding acid in chemical reaction; acidic. (of food) containing a large amount of acid ash after complete oxidation. Historical Examples The desirable type of acid-forming bacteria do not form spores; hence, are easily killed by heating the milk. Outlines of dairy bacteriology H. L. Russell The fermentation which produces acid and the diffusion of acid-forming […]
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