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metachromasia met·a·chro·ma·si·a (mět'ə-krō-mā'zē-ə, -zhə)

  1. The characteristic of a cell or tissue component of taking on a color different from that of the dye with which it is stained.

  2. The property of certain dyes to stain different substances different colors.

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