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Marchi stain

Pronunciation: mahr'ke

Definition: a staining method by which the specimen is hardened for 8–10 days in a modified Müller fixative, followed by immersion for 1–3 weeks in the same with the addition of osmic acid; fat and degenerating nerve fibers stain black.

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