One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A histochemical stain containing carmine and aluminium salts (aluminium chloride and, often, hydroxide), used to stain weakly acidic mucosubstances and encapsulated fungi.
Late 19th century. From muci- + carmine [adjective], after German Mucicarmin.
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