polychromatophil pol·y·chro·mat·o·phil (pŏl’ē-krō-māt’ə-fĭl’, -krō’mə-tə-)
A young or degenerated red blood cell staining with acid, neutral, or basic dyes. Also called polychromatic cell, polychromatocyte. adj.
Staining readily with acid, neutral, or basic dyes.


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