metachromasia

noun

meta·​chro·​ma·​sia ˌmet-ə-krō-ˈmā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce metachromasia (audio)
1
: the property of various tissues of staining in a different color (as when treatment with a blue aniline dye makes a cellular element red)
2
: the property of various biological stains that permits a single dye to stain different tissue elements in different colors

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“Metachromasia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/metachromasia. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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