Definition of Macchiavello in English:

Macchiavello

(also Machiavello)

noun

  • 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".

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Macchiavello

/ˌmakɪəˈvɛləʊ//ˌmakjəˈvɛləʊ/