polychromatic cell

pol·y·chro·mat·ic cell

a primitive erythrocyte in bone marrow, with basophilic material as well as hemoglobin (acidophilic) in the cytoplasm.

polychromophil

adjective 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.

pol·y·chro·mat·ic cell

(pol'ē-krō-mat'ik sel)
A primitive erythrocyte in bone marrow, with basophilic material as well as hemoglobin (acidophilic) in the cytoplasm.
Synonym(s): polychromatophil cell.
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The stippled polychromatic cell is clearly seen in the middle.
The inference that it was the internal contents of the reticulocyte staining and not anything more sinister was supported by both the high reticulocyte count and the fact that the inclusions were only found in the polychromatic cells. Performing an iron stain would have excluded Pappenheimer bodies from the differential diagnosis, as they contain iron (4,5).
In this example, blue inclusions inside the polychromatic cells appear to be caused by circulating methylene blue after a sentinel node biopsy.