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Pronunciation: pol'e-kro'mat-o-fil, -fil


  1. Having a tendency to stain with both basic and acidic dyes.
  2. A young or degenerating erythrocyte that manifests acidic and basic staining affinities.

Synonym(s): polychromatophilic

[poly- + G. chroma, color, + phileo, to love]

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