somatochrome

noun
so·​ma·​to·​chrome | \ -ˌkrōm \

Definition of somatochrome

: a nerve cell having a distinct cytoplasm around its nucleus and taking a deep stain with basic aniline dyes

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History and Etymology for somatochrome

somat- + -chrome

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“Somatochrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/somatochrome. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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