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

  • adj. Not staining readily with dye. Used of a cell or cell structure.

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  • n. Any cell that is resistant to staining

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In histology, insusceptible to color-staining: opposed to *chromophil.


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