\ˈabəts mˈɛθəd], \ˈabəts mˈɛθəd], \ˈa_b_ə_t_s m_ˈɛ_θ_ə_d]\
Definitions of ABBOTT'S METHOD
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For staining spores: the specimen is covered with alkaline methylene blue and brought to a boil several times, then decolorized with a 2 percent. solution of nitric acid in 80 percent. alcohol, and finally dipped in a saturated alcoholic solution of eosin 10, in water 90; the spores are stained blue, the bodies of the bacilli pink.
Treatment of lateral curvature of the spine by a series of plaster jackets applied after partial correction of the curvature by pulling on the flexed spine in various directions by bandages; the aim is to obtain overcorrection and maintain it for a time until the bones are restored to their normal shape.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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- Prof. Huxley's classification a sub-order Carinatae (birds having sternum with keel), including but one family, Tinamidae tinamous. In this suborder the bones of upper jaw or skull are like what they struthious swift-footed birds, as ostrich.