metachromatic(redirected from metachromophile)
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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.
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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
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