chromophil

[ kroh-muh-fil ]
/ ˈkroʊ mə fɪl /
Histology

adjective

Also chro·mo·phil·ic, chro·moph·i·lous [kroh-mof-uh-luh s] /kroʊˈmɒf ə ləs/, chromatophilic, chromatophilous. staining readily.

noun

a chromophil cell, tissue, or substance.

Nearby words

  1. chromolithography,
  2. chromolysis,
  3. chromomere,
  4. chromomycosis,
  5. chromonema,
  6. chromophil adenoma,
  7. chromophile,
  8. chromophilia,
  9. chromophilous,
  10. chromophobe

Also chro·mo·phile [kroh-muh-fahyl, -fil] /ˈkroʊ məˌfaɪl, -fɪl/, chromatophil, chromatophile.

Origin of chromophil

First recorded in 1895–1900; chromo- + -phil

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Medicine definitions for chromophil

chromophil

[ krōmə-fĭl′ ]

n.

A cell or other histologic element that stains readily.

adj.

Staining readily. Used of a cell or cell structure.
Related formschro′mo•philic (krō′mə-fĭlĭk) adj.


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