metachrome

noun
meta·​chrome

Definition of metachrome 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: a metachromatic granule

metachrome

adjective, often capitalized
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Definition of metachrome (Entry 2 of 3)

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

transitive verb
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Definition of metachrome (Entry 3 of 3)

: to dye by the metachrome method

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History and Etymology for metachrome

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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