from The Century Dictionary.
- Containing less than the normal amount of chromatin or than the normal number of chromosomes: said of certain cell-nuclei.
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[d] Note in B the absence of hyperchromatic cells, the hypochromatic condition of all the Purkinje cells, and the almost complete disintegration of the cells indicated by arrows.
[k] The animal had recovered, but the cells are still hypochromatic and some have been exhausted beyond the power of recuperation.
[b] All are hypochromatic; nuclei and nucleoli have disappeared.