metachromatic(redirected from metachromophile)
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Denoting cells or dyes that exhibit metachromasia.
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metachromaticadjective Referring to metachromasia.
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metachromatichaving more than one colour produced by the same stain. For example, methylene blue stains the diphtheria bacterium Cory nebacterium diphtheriae blue with red inclusions.
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