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chromatophil

[kruh-mat-uh-fil, kroh-muh-tuh-] /krəˈmæt ə fɪl, ˈkroʊ mə tə-/
adjective
1.
Also, chromatophilic, chromatophilous
[kroh-muh-tof-uh-luh s] /ˌkroʊ məˈtɒf ə ləs/ (Show IPA)
. chromophil (def 1).
noun
2.
chromophil (def 2).
Also, chromatophile
[kroh-muh-tuh-fahyl, -fil, kroh-mat-uh-, kruh-] /ˈkroʊ mə təˌfaɪl, -fɪl, kroʊˈmæt ə-, krə-/ (Show IPA)
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chromophil

[kroh-muh-fil] /ˈkroʊ mə fɪl/
adjective
1.
Also, chromophilic, chromophilous
[kroh-mof-uh-luh s] /kroʊˈmɒf ə ləs/ (Show IPA),
chromatophilic, chromatophilous. staining readily.
noun
2.
a chromophil cell, tissue, or substance.
Also, chromophile
[kroh-muh-fahyl, -fil] /ˈkroʊ məˌfaɪl, -fɪl/ (Show IPA),
chromatophil, chromatophile.
Origin
1895-1900; chromo- + -phil
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chromatophilic in Medicine

chromatophil chro·mat·o·phil (krō-māt'ə-fĭl', krō'mə-tō-) or chro·mat·o·phile (-fīl')
n.
Variant of chromophil.

chromophil chro·mo·phil (krō'mə-fĭl') or chro·mat·o·phil (krō-māt'ə-fĭl', krō'mə-tō-) or chro·mo·phile (-fīl')
n.
A cell or other histologic element that stains readily. adj.
Staining readily. Used of a cell or cell structure.


chro'mo·phil'ic (krō'mə-fĭl'ĭk)
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