polychromatophil pol·y·chro·mat·o·phil (pŏl'ē-krō-māt'ə-fĭl', -krō'mə-tə-)
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.
The polychromatophil discs are not, they say, dying forms, but on the contrary represent young individuals.
The polychromatophil degeneration can frequently be observed in nucleated red blood corpuscles, particularly in the megaloblasts.