metachromatic

adjective
meta·​chro·​mat·​ic | \ ˌme-tə-krō-ˈma-tik How to pronounce metachromatic (audio) \

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

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Examples of metachromatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So much has changed for them since the early months of the pandemic, when the couple's middle daughter, Olivia, was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called metachromatic leukodystrophyf, or MLD. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "'Something out of a movie': How a community restored one family's 'faith in humanity'," 5 Sep. 2020 My daughter Calliope has a terminal illness called metachromatic leukodystrophy. Maria Kefalas, STAT, "Medicaid covers sick or dying children. But it takes ‘going to battle’ to get it," 2 Dec. 2019 Pennsylvania is one of the few states in the U.S. where someone diagnosed with metachromatic leukodystrophy gets fast-tracked for Medicaid. Maria Kefalas, STAT, "Medicaid covers sick or dying children. But it takes ‘going to battle’ to get it," 2 Dec. 2019 The four-year-old has a rare disease called metachromatic leukodystrophy that could rob him of the ability to walk, sit and hold up his own head within the next year. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Daywatch: Cash for teachers contract relies on risky assumptions, lessons learned from last winter’s polar vortex and other things to know about to start your day," 18 Nov. 2019 Children with the most severe form of metachromatic leukodystrophy develop symptoms like trouble walking or poor muscle tone before the age of 30 months. Vibhav Rangarajan, STAT, "The ‘cruel joke’ of compassionate use and right to try: Pharma companies don’t have to comply," 5 June 2018 Most children with metachromatic leukodystrophy don’t survive beyond their 8th birthday. Vibhav Rangarajan, STAT, "The ‘cruel joke’ of compassionate use and right to try: Pharma companies don’t have to comply," 5 June 2018 In 2013, Conte acted as the lawyer for the family of Sofia de Barros, a 4-year-old girl suffering from metachromatic leukodystrophy, an incurable disease of the nervous system. Luca Tancredi Barone, Science | AAAS, "Italy’s new prime minister defended discredited stem cell therapy," 24 May 2018 That was the day a neurologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia explained how my 2-year-old daughter, Cal, had late infantile-onset metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD). Maria Kefalas, STAT, "How much would you pay for the miracle of gene therapy?," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of metachromatic

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Metachromatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metachromatic. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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metachromatic

adjective
meta·​chro·​mat·​ic | \ -krō-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce metachromatic (audio) \

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

Other Words from metachromatic

metachromatically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce metachromatically (audio) \ adverb

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