meta·​chro·​ma·​sia ˌmet-ə-krō-ˈmā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce metachromasia (audio)
: the property of various tissues of staining in a different color (as when treatment with a blue aniline dye makes a cellular element red)
: the property of various biological stains that permits a single dye to stain different tissue elements in different colors

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“Metachromasia.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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