amphophil

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amphophilic

 [am″fo-fil´ik]
staining with either acid or basic dyes.

am·pho·phil

, amphophile (am'fō-fil, -fīl),
1. Having an affinity for both acid and basic dyes. Synonym(s): amphophilic, amphophilous
2. A cell that stains readily with either acid or basic dyes. Synonym(s): amphochromatophil, amphochromatophile, amphocyte
[ampho- + G. philos, fond]

amphophil

/am·pho·phil/ (am´fo-fil)
1. a cell that stains readily with acid or basic dyes.

am·pho·phil

, amphophile (am'fŏ-fil, -fīl)
1. Having an affinity for both acid and basic dyes.
Synonym(s): amphophilic, amphophilous.
2. A cell that stains readily with either acidic or basic dyes.
Synonym(s): amphocyte.
[ampho- + G. philos, fond]

amphophil

an amphophilic cell or element. See also heterophil.