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Hirsch-Peiffer stain

Pronunciation: hirsh' pif'er

Definition: a stain used for cytologic demonstration staining of metachromatic leukodystrophy; excess sulfatides stain metachromatically (golden brown) with cresyl violet in acetic acid.

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