[ pŏl′ē-krō-măt′ə-fĭl′, -krō′mə-tə- ]
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A young or degenerated red blood cell staining with acid, neutral, or basic dyes.polychromatic cell polychromatocyte
Staining readily with acid, neutral, or basic dyes.
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How to use polychromatophil in a sentence
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.