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hyperchromatism

hyperchromatism in Medicine

hyperchromatism hy·per·chro·ma·tism (hī'pər-krō'mə-tĭz'əm)
n.

  1. Excessive formation of skin pigment. Also called hyperchromia.

  2. A condition in which cells or parts of cells, especially cell nuclei, stain more intensely than normal. Also called hyperchromasia.


hy'per·chro·mat'ic (-krə-māt'ĭk) adj.
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