polychromatic cell

pol·y·chro·mat·ic cell

a primitive erythrocyte in bone marrow, with basophilic material as well as hemoglobin (acidophilic) in the cytoplasm.

polychromophil

adjective Referring to a cell or structure that stains with acidic, basic or neutral dyes.
noun An early or effete erythrocyte that stains with acidic, basic or neutral dyes.

pol·y·chro·mat·ic cell

(pol'ē-krō-mat'ik sel)
A primitive erythrocyte in bone marrow, with basophilic material as well as hemoglobin (acidophilic) in the cytoplasm.
Synonym(s): polychromatophil cell.
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Polychromatic cells were differentiated from mature cells by the presence of a more basophilic cytoplasm and less condensed nuclear chromatin (Campbell 1995).
Measuring percent of polychromatic cells in addition to blood hemoglobin should provide a more accurate assessment of ectoparasite effects.