chromophil

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chro·mo·phil

 (krō′mə-fĭl′)
adj. also chro·mo·phil·ic (-fĭl′ĭk)
Readily stained with dyes. Used of a cell or cell structure.
n.
A chromophil cell or cell structure.

chromophil

(ˈkrəʊməfɪl)
n
a cell that takes a stain easily
adj
relating to cells or a substance that takes a stain easily
another word for chromaffin

chro•mo•phil

(ˈkroʊ mə fɪl)

adj.
1. staining readily with dye in the laboratory.
n.
2. a chromophil cell or cell part.
[1895–1900]
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On the other hand, when Taussig and his chromophile friends describe color not just as something animated or animating but as animal, so actually alive, or as "plasma" or "polymorphous magical substance," are we "just" witnessing a psychedelic trip?
For I am a chromophile, and "chromophobia," as defined by Batchelor, turns out to be the Janus face of chromophilia.