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


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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

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