metachromatic bodies


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met·a·chro·mat·ic bod·ies

concentrated deposits consisting primarily of polymetaphosphate and occurring in many bacteria as well as in algae, fungi, and protozoa; m. bodies differ in staining properties from the surrounding protoplasm. See: metachromasia.

met·a·chro·mat·ic bod·ies

(met'ă-krō-mat'ik bod'ēz)
Concentrated deposits consisting primarily of polymetaphosphate and occurring in many bacteria as well as in algae, fungi, and protozoa; differ in staining properties from the surrounding protoplasm.
See: metachromasia
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