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metachromasia in Medicine

metachromasia

(mĕt′ə-krō-māzhə)
n.
  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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