pol·y·chro·mat·o·phil, polychromatophile (pol'ē-krō'măt-ō-fil, -fīl),
1. Having a tendency to stain with both basic and acidic dyes. Synonym(s): polychromatophilic
2. A young or degenerating erythrocyte that manifests acidic and basic staining affinities. Synonym(s): polychromatocyte
[poly- + G. chrōma, color, + phileō, to love]
polychromophiladjective 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.