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Birch-Hirschfeld stain

Pronunciation: burch hirsh'feld

Definition: an obsolete stain for demonstrating amyloid, using Bismarck brown and crystal violet; amyloid is usually stained a bright ruby red, whereas the cytoplasm of cells is not stained and nuclei are brown.

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