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metachromatic

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adjective meta·chro·mat·ic \-krō-ˈma-tik\

Definition of metachromatic

  1. 1 :  staining or characterized by staining in a different color or shade from what is typical <metachromatic granules in a bacterium>

  2. 2 :  having the capacity to stain different elements of a cell or tissue in different colors or shades <metachromatic stains>



1876

First Known Use of metachromatic

1876


Medical Dictionary

metachromatic

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adjective meta·chro·mat·ic \-krō-ˈmat-ik\

Medical Definition of metachromatic

  1. 1:  staining or characterized by staining in a different color or shade from what is typical <metachromatic granules>

  2. 2:  having the capacity to stain different elements of a cell or tissue in different colors or shades <metachromatic stains>

metachromatically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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