metachrome

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noun

meta·​chrome
: a metachromatic granule

metachrome

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adjective

"
often capitalized
1
: being any of a series of mordant azo dyes
2
: relating to a one-bath method of dyeing by applying a chromium mordant and a dye simultaneously

metachrome

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transitive verb

"
: to dye by the metachrome method

Word History

Etymology

Noun

International Scientific Vocabulary meta- + -chrome (noun suffix); originally formed as French métachrome

Adjective

International Scientific Vocabulary meta- + -chrome (adjective suffix)

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“Metachrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metachrome. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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