adjective Cell Biology.

having an affinity for more than one kind of stain, especially for acid, neutral, and basic stains, as polychromatophilic erythroblasts characteristic of pernicious anemia.

Nearby words

  1. polychondritis,
  2. polychromasia,
  3. polychromatic,
  4. polychromatophil,
  5. polychromatophilia,
  6. polychrome,
  7. polychromemia,
  8. polychromy,
  9. polycistronic,
  10. polyclad

Origin of polychromatophilic

First recorded in 1895–1900; polychromat(ic) + -o- + -philic

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