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(pŏl′ē-krō-mătə-fĭl′, -krōmə-tə-)
  1. A young or degenerated red blood cell staining with acid, neutral, or basic dyes.polychromatic cell polychromatocyte
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  1. Staining readily with acid, neutral, or basic dyes.
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Examples from the Web for polychromatophil

Historical Examples

  • The polychromatophil discs are not, they say, dying forms, but on the contrary represent young individuals.

    Histology of the Blood

    Paul Ehrlich

  • The polychromatophil degeneration can frequently be observed in nucleated red blood corpuscles, particularly in the megaloblasts.