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Pronunciation: ak′rō-mat′ō-fil


  1. Not being colored by the histologic or bacteriologic stains.
  2. A cell or tissue that cannot be stained in the usual way.

Synonym(s): achromophilic, achromophilous

[G. a- priv. + chrōma, color, + philos, fond]

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