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achromatophil

[ey-kruh-mat-uh-fil, ak-ruh-, ey-kroh-muh-tuh-] /ˌeɪ krəˈmæt ə fɪl, ˌæk rə-, eɪˈkroʊ mə tə-/
adjective
1.
Also, achromatophilic
[ey-kruh-mat-uh-fil-ik, ak-ruh-, ey-kroh-muh-tuh-] /ˌeɪ krəˌmæt əˈfɪl ɪk, ˌæk rə-, eɪˌkroʊ mə tə-/ (Show IPA)
. having little or no affinity for stains.
noun
2.
an achromatophil cell or tissue.
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achromatophilic in Medicine

achromatophil a·chro·mat·o·phil (ā'krō-māt'ə-fĭl, āk'rō-, ā-krō'mə-tə-, ə-krō'-) or a·chro·mo·phil (ā-krō'mə-fĭl, ə-krō'-)
adj.
Not able to be colored by histological or bacteriological stains. n.
A cell or tissue that cannot be stained in the usual way.


a'chro·mo·phil'ic (-fĭl'ĭk) or a'chro·moph'i·lous (ākrōmŏf'ə-ləs, āk'rō-) adj.
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