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hyperchromatism

Pronunciation: hi'per-kro'ma-tizm

Definition:

  1. Excessive pigmentation.
  2. Increased staining capacity, especially of cell nuclei for hematoxylin.
  3. An increase in chromatin in cell nuclei.

Synonym(s): hyperchromasia, hyperchromia

[hyper- + G. chroma, color]

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