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Pronunciation: pi'ro-nin'o-fil'e-a

Definition: An affinity for the basic pyronin dyes; a useful indicator of intense protein synthesis accompanying RNA synthesis, as in the cytoplasm of an active plasma cell.

[pyronin + G. philos, fond]

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