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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Six cases (5.6%) of mast cell tumor were identified through moderate to high cellularity with cytoplasm containing packed metachromatic granules. These patterns of cytological observations were recorded by Kumar et al.
Giemsa stain highlighted metachromatic granules. An immunohistochemical study of CD117 was also positive.
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.