adj. [Gr. ampho, both; philos, love]Certain cells and tissues that have an affinity equally for acid and for basic dyes.
Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. A.R. Maggenti and S.L. Gardne. 2005.
Look at other dictionaries:
amphophilic — am·pho·phil·ic .am(p) fə fil ik also am·pho·phil am(p) fə .fil or am·phoph·i·lous am fäf ə ləs adj staining with both acid and basic dyes: NEUTROPHIL <amphophilic cytoplasm> * * * am·pho·phil·ic (am fo filґik) [ampho + philic] stainable… … Medical dictionary
amphophilic — adjective That can be stained with either an acidic or basic dye … Wiktionary
amphophilic — am·pho·phil·ic … English syllables
amphophilic — … Useful english dictionary
amphophilic, amphophilous — SYN: amphophil (1) … Medical dictionary
amphophilic-basophil — staining with both acid and basic stains, but having a greater affinity for basic ones … Medical dictionary
amphophilic-oxyphil — staining with both acid and basic dyes but having a greater affinity for the acid ones … Medical dictionary
amphophilic cell — a cell that stains readily with either acid or basic dyes; called also amphocyte, amphophil, amphochromatophil, and amphochromophil … Medical dictionary
gram-amphophilic — tending to stain both positive and negative with Gram stain … Medical dictionary
amphophil — am·pho·phil am(p) fə .fil n an amphophilic cell * * * am·pho·phil (amґfo fil) 1. amphophilic cell. 2. amphophilic … Medical dictionary