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metachromatic

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

Definition of METACHROMATIC

1
:  staining or characterized by staining in a different color or shade from what is typical <metachromatic granules in a bacterium>
2
:  having the capacity to stain different elements of a cell or tissue in different colors or shades <metachromatic stains>

First Known Use of METACHROMATIC

1876
Medical Dictionary

metachromatic

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

Medical Definition of METACHROMATIC

1
:  staining or characterized by staining in a different color or shade from what is typical <metachromatic granules>
2
:  having the capacity to stain different elements of a cell or tissue in different colors or shades <metachromatic stains>
meta·chro·mat·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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