chromophilia

chromophilia

[kroh-muh-fil-ee-uh, -feel-yuh]
noun Histology.
the property of staining readily.


Origin:
chromo- + -philia

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chromophilia chro·mo·phil·i·a (krō'mə-fĭl'ē-ə, -fēl'yə) or chro·mat·o·phil·i·a (krō-māt'ə-, krō'mə-tō-)
n.
The property possessed by most cells of staining readily with appropriate dyes.

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