polychromatophilic

adjective

poly·​chro·​mato·​phil·​ic ˌpä-lē-krō-ˌma-tə-ˈfi-lik How to pronounce polychromatophilic (audio)
: stainable with more than one type of stain and especially with both acid and basic dyes
polychromatophilic erythroblasts
polychromatophilia noun

Word History

Etymology

polychromatophilia (from polychromatophil "polychromatophilic") —borrowed from German, from poly- poly- + chromato- chromato- + -phil -phil entry 2 + -ic entry 1

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polychromatophilic was in 1897

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Cite this Entry

“Polychromatophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polychromatophilic. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

polychromatophilic

adjective
poly·​chro·​mato·​phil·​ic -krō-ˌmat-ə-ˈfil-ik How to pronounce polychromatophilic (audio)
: stainable with more than one type of stain and especially with both acid and basic dyes
polychromatophilic erythroblasts
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