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Medical Term:

Loeffler methylene blue

Pronunciation: lef'ler

Definition: a stain for diphtheria organisms that contains methylene blue in dilute ethanol plus a slight amount of potassium hydroxide; dye solution gives best results when aged to a polychrome state.

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