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Medical Term:

Bismarck brown Y

Pronunciation: biz′mark brown


A diazo dye used for staining mucin and cartilage in histologic sections, in the Papanicolaou technique for vaginal smears, and as one of Kasten Schiff-type reagents in the periodic acid-Schiff and Feulgen stains.

Synonym(s): vesuvin

[Ger. bismarckbraun, after Otto von Bismarck, Ger. chancellor]

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