[kroh-muh-fil-ee-uh, -feel-yuh] /ˌkroʊ məˈfɪl i ə, -ˈfil yə/

noun, Histology.
the property of staining readily.

chromophilia chro·mo·phil·i·a (krō’mə-fĭl’ē-ə, -fēl’yə) or chro·mat·o·phil·i·a (krō-māt’ə-, krō’mə-tō-)
The property possessed by most cells of staining readily with appropriate dyes.


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