polychromatophilia

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polychromatophilia

 [pol″e-kro″mah-to-fil´e-ah]
1. the property of being stainable with various stains; affinity for all sorts of stains.
2. a condition in which the erythrocytes, on staining, show various shades of blue combined with tinges of pink. adj., adj polychromatophil´ic.

pol·y·chro·ma·to·phil·i·a

(pol'ē-krō'mă-tō-fil'ē-ă),
1. A tendency of certain cells, such as the red blood cells in pernicious anemia, to stain with both basic and acidic dyes.
2. Condition characterized by the presence of many red blood cells that have an affinity for acidic, basic, or neutral stains.

polychromatophilia

/poly·chro·ma·to·phil·ia/ (-krom-at″ah-fil´e-ah)
1. the property of being stainable with various stains; affinity for all sorts of stains.
2. a condition in which the erythrocytes, on staining, show various shades of blue combined with tinges of pink.polychromatophil´ic

polychromatophilia

(pŏl′ē-krō-măt′ə-fĭl′ē-ə) also

polychromophilia

(-krō′mə-fĭl′ē-ə)
n.
Affinity for more than one type of stain, especially for both basic and acidic stains.

pol′y·chro·mat′o·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk), pol′y·chro·mat′o·phile′ adj.

polychromatophilia

[pol′ēkrō′matəfil′yə]
Etymology: Gk, polys + chroma + philein, to love
an elevated reticulocyte count on a peripheral blood film stained with new methylene blue dye or an increase in the number of polychromatophilic red blood cells on a Wright-stained blood film. Reticulocytosis or polychromatophilia indicates bone marrow regeneration in hemolytic anemia or chronic blood loss. Also called polychromasia.

pol·y·chro·ma·to·phil·i·a

(pol'ē-krō'mă-tō-fil'ē-ă)
1. A tendency of certain cells, such as the red blood cells in pernicious anemia, to stain with basic and also acidic dyes.
2. Condition characterized by the presence of many red blood cells that have an affinity for acid, basic, or neutral stains.
Synonym(s): polychromasia.

pol·y·chro·ma·to·phil·i·a

(pol'ē-krō'mă-tō-fil'ē-ă)
A tendency of certain cells, such as the red blood cells in pernicious anemia, to stain with basic and also acidic dyes.

polychromatophilia (pol´ēkrō-mat´ōfil´ēə),

n an irregular stain-ing of cells, particularly red blood cells.

polychromatophilia

1. the property of being stainable with various stains; affinity for all sorts of stains.
2. a condition in which the erythrocytes, on staining, show various shades of blue combined with tinges of pink.