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metachromatic body

metachromatic body in Medicine

metachromatic body n.
A concentrated deposit of phosphate polymer, lipid, and nucleoprotein occurring in many bacteria, algae, fungi, and protozoa, and having staining properties different from those of the surrounding protoplasm.

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