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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Microscopy of throat swab revealed rods containing metachromatic granules on Albert stain.
Histopathologic analysis of the resected mass revealed sheets of round cells that contain metachromatic granules, defined as neoplastic mast cells, within a fine fibrovascular stroma.