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mucicarmine

Pronunciation: mu-si-kar'min

Definition: A red stain containing aluminum chloride and carmine; used to detect epithelial mucins and mucin-secreting adenocarcinomas; also used to demonstrate the capsule of Cryptococcus neoformans and other fungi.

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