metachromatic

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met·a·chro·ma·tism

 (mĕt′ə-krō′mə-tĭz′əm)
n.
A change in color caused by variation of the physical conditions to which a body is subjected, especially such a change caused by variation in temperature.

met′a·chro·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) adj.

metachromatic

(ˌmɛtəkrəʊˈmætɪk)
adj
1. (Biology) (of tissues and cells stained for microscopical examination) taking a colour different from that of the dye solution
2. (Biology) (of dyes) capable of staining tissues or cells a colour different from that of the dye solution
3. (Biology) of or relating to metachromatism