metachromatic stain


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metachromatic stain

[¦med·ə·krō′mad·ik ′stān]
(materials)
A stain which changes apparent color when absorbed by certain cell constituents.
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Cell types of oestrous cycle: The following cell types were identified based on the cytomorphology during the oestrous cycle in the present study with the use of various metachromatic stains.
On cytopathology, (11) it shows large, mono and binucleated physaliphorous cells with vacuolated cytoplasm, centrally located nuclei, having granular chromatin pattern and small nucleoli along with presence of small round uniform cells and short spindle shaped cells and metachromatic stained chondromyxoid ground substance which surrounds individual cell.