chromophil

adjective
chro·​mo·​phil | \ ˈkrō-mə-ˌfil How to pronounce chromophil (audio) \

Definition of chromophil

: staining readily with dyes

First Known Use of chromophil

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chromophil

borrowed from German, from chromo- chromo- + -phil -phil entry 2

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The first known use of chromophil was in 1899

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“Chromophil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chromophil. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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chromophil

adjective
chro·​mo·​phil | \ ˈkrō-mə-ˌfil How to pronounce chromophil (audio) \
variants: also chromophilic \ ˌkrō-​mə-​ˈfil-​ik How to pronounce chromophil (audio) \ or chromophile \ ˈkrō-​mə-​ˌfī(ə)l How to pronounce chromophil (audio) \ or chromatophil \ krō-​ˈmat-​ə-​ˌfil How to pronounce chromophil (audio) \ or chromatophile \ -​ˌfī(ə)l How to pronounce chromophil (audio) \

Medical Definition of chromophil

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : staining readily with dyes

chromophil

noun
variants: or chromophile or chromatophil or chromatophile

Medical Definition of chromophil (Entry 2 of 2)

: a chromophil cell or substance

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