Definition of metachromatic in English:

metachromatic

adjective

Biology
  • See metachromasia

    • ‘Fragments of metachromatic chondromyxoid extracellular material contained cells that were reminiscent of chondrocytes.’
    • ‘Case 2 involved a 3-year-old boy who received a mismatched unrelated bone marrow transplant for metachromatic leukodystrophy.’
    • ‘Chordoma also presents with intensely metachromatic myxoid stroma, and the tumor cells may be single or arranged in cords.’
    • ‘The classic leukodystrophies include adrenoleukodystrophy, Krabbe's globoid cell, and metachromatic leukodystrophy, and a few other less well known entities.’
    • ‘These include the metachromatic stains or enzymatic stains.’