achromatophil
1. Not being colored by the histologic or bacteriologic stains. SYN: achromophilic, achromophilous. 2. A cell or tissue that cannot be stained in the usual way. SYN: achromophil. [G. a- priv. + chroma, color, + philos, fond]

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achro·ma·to·phil (ak″ro-matґo-fil) [a-1 + chromato- + -phil] having no affinity for stains. an organism or tissue element that does not stain easily.

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  • achromatophil — I. |ākrōˈmad.əˌfil, |ak ; (ˈ)āˈkroməd. , aˈ adjective Etymology: achromat + phil of cells or tissues : having no affinity for stains II. noun ( s) : an achromatophil individual * * * /ay kreuh mat euh fil, ak reuh , ay kroh meuh teuh /, Biol. adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • achromatophil — /ay kreuh mat euh fil, ak reuh , ay kroh meuh teuh /, Biol. adj. 1. Also, achromatophilic /ay kreuh mat euh fil ik, ak reuh , ay kroh meuh teuh /. having little or no affinity for stains. n. 2. an achromatophil cell or tissue. [ACHROMAT(IC) + O + …   Universalium

  • achromatophil — achro·mat·o·phil …   English syllables

  • achromophil — SYN: achromatophil. * * * achro·mo·phil (ə kroґmo fil) [a 1 + chromo + phil] achromatophil …   Medical dictionary

  • achromatophilia — /ay kreuh mat euh fil ee euh, feel yeuh, ak reuh , ay kroh meuh teuh /, n. Biol. the property of having little or no affinity for stains. [ACHROMATOPHIL + IA] * * * …   Universalium

  • achromophilic, achromophilous — SYN: achromatophil (1) …   Medical dictionary

  • achromatophilia — |āˌkrōməd.əˈfilēə, aˌk ; |ākrōˌmad.ə , ˌak noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from achromat + philia biology : the property of having no affinity for stains * * * /ay kreuh mat euh fil ee euh, feel yeuh, ak reuh , ay kroh meuh teuh /, n. Biol. the… …   Useful english dictionary

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