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metachromasia

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noun meta·chro·ma·sia \ˌmet-ə-krō-ˈmā-zh(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of metachromasia

  1. 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. 2:  the property of various biological stains that permits a single dye to stain different tissue elements in different colors


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