[kroh-muh-fil-ee-uh, -feel-yuh]

noun Histology.

the property of staining readily.

Nearby words

  1. chromomycosis,
  2. chromonema,
  3. chromophil,
  4. chromophil adenoma,
  5. chromophile,
  6. chromophilous,
  7. chromophobe,
  8. chromophobe adenoma,
  9. chromophobe cell,
  10. chromophobia

Origin of chromophilia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for chromophilia


[krō′mə-fĭlē-ə, -fēlyə]


The property possessed by most cells of staining readily with appropriate dyes.

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