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Medical Term:

Mallory phloxine stain

Pronunciation: mal'o-re

Definition: a technique based on retention of phloxine by hyaline after overstaining and then decolorizing with lithium carbonate; used in combination with alum hematoxylin to give nuclear staining; hyaline appears red, older hyaline is pink to colorless, amyloid is pale pink, and nuclei are blue-black.

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