ALL meanings of acid-fast

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  • adjective acid-fast (of bacteria and tissues) resistant to decolorization by mineral acids after staining 3
  • adjective acid-fast that does not readily lose its color when exposed to acids after being stained: said esp. of certain bacteria and tissues 3
  • adjective acid-fast resistant to decolorizing by acidified alcohol after staining. 1
  • adjective acid-fast (histology) (of bacteria) Retaining stain when treated with an acidic solution. 0
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