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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having an affinity for more than one dye; taking both acid and basic stains: noting especially certain degenerated or immature forms of red blood-corpuscles.
  • n. A degenerated or immature form of red blood-corpuscle which stains not only in the presence of the acid dyes, as does the normal cell, but also in that of the basic dyes.


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