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Acid-fast

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Adjective

1. acid-fast

not easily decolorized by acid solutions; pertains to micro-organisms (especially the tubercle bacillus that causes tuberculosis)

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Acid-fast

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adjective
(of bacteria and tissues) resistant to decolorization by mineral acids after staining

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Acid-fast

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adjective
that does not readily lose its color when exposed to acids after being stained: said esp. of certain bacteria and tissues

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Acid-fast

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adj.
Not decolorized by acid after staining, as bacteria that retain dye after an acid rinse.

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