- am·pho·phil·ic .am(p)-fə-'fil-ik also am·pho·phil 'am(p)-fə-.fil or am·phoph·i·lous am-'fäf-ə-ləs adj staining with both acid and basic dyes: NEUTROPHIL <\amphophilic cytoplasm>
* * *am·pho·phil·ic (am-fo-filґik) [ampho- + -philic] stainable with either acid or basic dyes; see also amphophilic cell, under cell. Called also amphophil, amphophile, and amphophilous.
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