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Medical Term:

Macchiavello stain

Pronunciation: mah-ke-a-vel'o

Definition: a basic fuchsin-citric acid-methylene blue sequence in smears that produces red staining of rickettsiae and inclusion bodies, with nuclei staining blue.

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