Definition of polychromatophil in English:

polychromatophil

(also polychromatophile)

adjective

Biology
  • Of an erythrocyte: having an affinity for both basic and acidic stains (and so recognizable by its appearance when a mixed stain is used). Also: of or relating to such erythrocytes, which are characteristic of an early stage in the development of the cell.

noun

Biology
  • A polychromatophil erythrocyte.

Origin

Late 19th century. From polychromat- + -o- + -phile, after German polychromatophil.

Pronunciation

polychromatophil

/ˌpɒlɪkrə(ʊ)ˈmatə(ʊ)fɪl//ˌpɒlɪˈkrəʊmətə(ʊ)fɪl/