Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The part of a cell nucleus that remains less colored than the rest of the nucleus when stained or dyed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, that portion of the basic substance of the nucleus of a vegetable-cell which, under the action of staining agents, becomes less highly colored than the rest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) Tissue which is not stained by fluid dyes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biology Tissue which is not stained by fluid dyes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the part of a cell nucleus that is relatively uncolored by stains or dyes

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[achromat(ic) + –in.]

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