change of color, especially that due to variation in the temperature of a body.
- metachromatic body,
- metachromatic leukodystrophy,
- metachromatic stain,
Origin of metachromatism
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(of tissues and cells stained for microscopical examination) taking a colour different from that of the dye solution
(of dyes) capable of staining tissues or cells a colour different from that of the dye solution
of or relating to metachromatism
a change in colour, esp when caused by a change in temperature
Word Origin for metachromatism
C19: from meta- + chromato- + -ism
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Of or relating to metachromasia.
Relating to the property of certain chemical substances to appear as different colors depending upon the wavelength of light under which they are viewed.
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