iodinophilous

adjective

io·​din·​oph·​i·​lous
¦īədə̇¦näfələs
variants or less commonly iodinophil
ˌīəˈdinəˌfil
or iodinophile
-ˌfīl
or iodinophilic
¦īəˌdinə¦filik
: taking up or coloring readily with iodine
used especially of various starchy cell inclusions

Word History

Etymology

iodinophilous from iodine + -o- + -philous; iodinophil, iodinophile from iodine + -o- + -phile, -phil; iodinophilic probably from iodinophil + -ic

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“Iodinophilous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iodinophilous. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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