adjective Date: 1897 stainable with more than one type of stain and especially with both acid and basic dyes <
polychromatophilic erythroblasts
polychromatophilia noun

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  • polychromatophilic — /pol ee kroh meuh teuh fil ik/, adj. Cell Biol. having an affinity for more than one kind of stain, esp. for acid, neutral, and basic stains, as polychromatophilic erythroblasts characteristic of pernicious anemia. [1895 1900; POLYCHROMAT(IC) + O …   Universalium

  • polychromatophilic — SYN: polychromatophil (1). * * * poly·chro·mato·phil·ic krō .mat ə fil ik adj stainable with more than one type of stain and esp. with both acid and basic dyes <polychromatophilic erythroblasts> * * * poly·chro·ma·to·phil·ic (pol″e… …   Medical dictionary

  • polychromatophilic — poly·chromatophilic …   English syllables

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  • polychromatic erythroblast — polychromatophilic erythroblast a nucleated, immature erythrocyte in which the nucleus occupies a relatively smaller part of the cell than in its precursor, the basophilic erythroblast. The cytoplasm is beginning to acquire hemoglobin and thus is …   Medical dictionary

  • intermediate erythroblast — polychromatophilic e …   Medical dictionary

  • polychromatic erythrocyte — polychromatophilic erythrocyte an erythrocyte that, on staining, shows various shades of blue, combined with tinges of pink …   Medical dictionary

  • intermediate normoblast — polychromatophilic erythroblast …   Medical dictionary

  • polychromatic normoblast — polychromatophilic normoblast see under erythroblast …   Medical dictionary

  • erythrocyte series — erythrocytic series the succession of morphologically distinguishable cells that are stages in erythrocyte development; the precursor cells detected in vitro are the burst forming unit–erythroid and colony forming unit–erythroid, which are… …   Medical dictionary

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