metachromatic defined in 1951 yearmetachromatic - metachromatic;
metachromatic - When stained with a dye, taking a colour different from that usually produced by the dye. E.g. heparin stains purple with thionin, instead of the usual blue. Such staining with basic dyes is commonly an indication of the presence of sulphated polysaccharides.
near metachromatic in Knolik
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