chromophil

chromophil

[kroh-muh-fil] . Histology.
adjective
1.
Also, chromophilic, chromophilous [kroh-mof-uh-luhs] , chromatophilic, chromatophilous. staining readily.
noun
2.
a chromophil cell, tissue, or substance.
Also, chromophile [kroh-muh-fahyl, -fil] , chromatophil, chromatophile.


Origin:
1895–1900; chromo- + -phil

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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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