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Definitions of ACID-FAST
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not easily decolorized by acid solutions; pertains to micro-organisms (especially the tubercle bacillus that causes tuberculosis)
By Princeton University
A term denoting bacteria which are not decolorized by mineral acids after having been stained with aniline dyes; the leprosy, smegma, tubercle, and hay bacilli are examples of acid-fast bacilli.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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