metachromatic
adjective Date: 1876 1. staining or characterized by staining in a different color or shade from what is typical <
metachromatic granules in a bacterium
>
2. having the capacity to stain different elements of a cell or tissue in different colors or shades <
metachromatic stains
>

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  • metachromatic — See metachromatism. * * * …   Universalium

  • metachromatic — adjective Exhibiting, or pertaining to, metachromasia …   Wiktionary

  • metachromatic — metÉ™krÉ™ mætɪk adj. of a change in color, of or pertaining to metachromasy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • metachromatic — meta·chromatic …   English syllables

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  • metachromatic leukodystrophy — n a hereditary neurological disorder of lipid metabolism characterized by the accumulation of cerebroside sulfates, loss of myelin in the central nervous system, and progressive deterioration of mental and motor activity * * * an autosomal… …   Medical dictionary

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