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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
1895-1900; chromo- + -phil
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chromophil in Medicine

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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