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chromophil

[ kroh-muh-fil ]
/ 藞kro蕣 m蓹 f瑟l /
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adjective
Also chro路mo路phil路ic, chro路moph路i路lous [kroh-mof-uh-luhs], /kro蕣藞m蓲f 蓹 l蓹s/, chromatophilic, chromatophilous [kroh-muh-tof-uh-luhs] /藢kro蕣 m蓹藞t蓲f 蓹 l蓹s/ . staining readily.
noun
a chromophil cell, tissue, or substance.
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Also chro路mo路phile [kroh-muh-fahyl, -fil], /藞kro蕣 m蓹藢fa瑟l, -f瑟l/, chromatophil, chromatophile [kroh-muh-tuh-fahyl, -fil, kroh-mat-uh-, kruh-] /藞kro蕣 m蓹 t蓹藢fa瑟l, -f瑟l, kro蕣藞m忙t 蓹-, kr蓹-/ .

Origin of chromophil

First recorded in 1895鈥1900; chromo- + -phil
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Medical definitions for chromophil

chromophil
[ kr艒m蓹-f沫l鈥 ]

n.
A cell or other histologic element that stains readily.
adj.
Staining readily. Used of a cell or cell structure.

Other words from chromophil

chro鈥瞞o鈥hilic (kr艒鈥瞞蓹-f沫l沫k) adj.
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