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polychromatophil

polychromatophil in Medicine

polychromatophil pol·y·chro·mat·o·phil (pŏl'ē-krō-māt'ə-fĭl', -krō'mə-tə-)
n.
A young or degenerated red blood cell staining with acid, neutral, or basic dyes. Also called polychromatic cell, polychromatocyte. adj.
Staining readily with acid, neutral, or basic dyes.

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  • The polychromatophil discs are not, they say, dying forms, but on the contrary represent young individuals.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • The polychromatophil degeneration can frequently be observed in nucleated red blood corpuscles, particularly in the megaloblasts.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich

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