hyperchromatism

noun
hy·​per·​chro·​ma·​tism | \ -ˈkrō-mət-ˌiz-əm How to pronounce hyperchromatism (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperchromatism

: the development of excess chromatin or of excessive nuclear staining especially as a part of a pathological process

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“Hyperchromatism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hyperchromatism. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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