- resistant to decolorizing by acidified alcohol after staining.
Origin of acid-fast
Examples from the Web for acid-fast
Historical Examples of acid-fast
The acid-fast bacteria are particularly rich in fatty substances, especially the higher wax-like fats.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
Other bacteria than the acid-fast group are stained blue by Gabbet's method.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
This method is supposed to differentiate between B. tuberculosis and other acid-fast micro-organisms.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
John William Henry Eyre
- (of bacteria and tissues) resistant to decolorization by mineral acids after staining
- Of or relating to bacteria that are not decolorized by an acidic alcohol solution after they have been stained.