amphophil, amphophile

amphophil, amphophile
1. Having an affinity both for acid and for basic dyes. SYN: amphophilic, amphophilous. 2. A cell that stains readily with either acid or basic dyes. SYN: amphochromatophil, amphochromatophile, amphocyte. SYN: amphochromophil, amphochromophile. [ampho- + G. philos, fond]

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