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Denoting any tissue or cell that stains the color of the dye used, that is, the same color as the dye solution with which it is stained.
[ortho- + G. chrōma, color]
orthochromophiladjective Orthochromatic, see there.
noun A cell with normal staining properties.
orthochromophil(or″thō-krō′mō-fĭl) [″ + ″ + philein, to love]
Staining normally with neutral dyes.