Meaning of Macchiavello in English:

Macchiavello

noun

(also Machiavello)
Microbiology
  • Attributive and in the genitive. Used with reference to a technique for staining chlamydiae and rickettsiae employing fuchsin and methylene blue; especially in "Macchiavello method", "Macchiavello stain".

Pronunciation

Macchiavello

/ˌmakjəˈvɛləʊ/ /ˌmakɪəˈvɛləʊ/

Origin

1940s. From the name of Atilio MacchiavelloVaras (b. 1902), Chilean bacteriologist, who developed the technique.