metachromatic granules


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metachromatic granules

[¦med·ə·krō′mad·ik ′gran·yülz]
(cell and molecular biology)
Granules which assume a color different from that of the dye used to stain them.
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Giemsa and toluidine stains revealed metachromatic granules in neoplastic cells (Fig 2D).
Gram-stained smears showed a large number of gram-positive bacilli with the appearance of Chinese letters, and Albert stain showed bacilli with numerous metachromatic granules.