metachromatism


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metachromasia

 [met″ah-kro-ma´zhah]
1. failure to stain true with a given stain.
2. the different coloration of different tissues produced by the same stain.
3. change of color produced by staining. adj., adj metachromat´ic.

met·a·chro·ma·tism

(met-ă-krō'mă-tizm),
1. Any color change, whether natural or produced by basic aniline dyes.
2. Synonym(s): metachromasia (1)
[meta- + G. chrōma, color]

met·a·chro·ma·tism

(met'ă-krō'mă-tizm)
1. Any color change, whether natural or produced by basic aniline dyes.
2. Synonym(s): metachromasia (1) .
[meta- + G. chrōma, color]

metachromasia

, metachromatism (mĕt″ă-krō-mā′zē-ă) (-krōm′ă-tĭzm) [Gr. meta, change, + chroma, color]
Histological staining in which one stain may produce a variety of colors in the tissues. The colors are different from that of the dye used.
metachromatic (mĕt″ă-krō-măt′ĭk), adjective
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