from The Century Dictionary.
- Exhibiting the phenomenon of refraction; refractive.
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- adjective of or relating to or capable of refraction
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After further contraction the outer layers of the mass become still more highly differentiated and form a distinct spore membrane, and the spore itself is now highly refractile.
As the colony increases, the granular character becomes more marked, until it seems to be made up of highly refractile granules, like a mass of particles of glass.
The blood platelets (Fig. 456) are discoid or irregularly shaped, colorless, refractile bodies, much smaller than the red corpuscles.
The nucleus exhibits an intranuclear network and one or two refractile nucleoli.
Connective tissue fibers: Collagen Elastic Reticular Colorless to white Yellow Argyrophilic reacts with silver stains Elastic and have greater Slender, refractile fibers Very slender forming strenght delicate net like patterns Most abundant and widely Walls of blood vessels and Hematopoetic and distributed organs capable of lymphoid organs distention Types of Collagen fibers and their distribution: Type I: Most abundant and widely distributed Dermis, bone, tendon, dentine, Fascia, Sclera of Eyeball, Capsules of Organs, Fibrous cartilage Type II: Hyaline and Elastic cartilages Type III: Smooth muscles, Hematopoetic and Lymphoid organs
Stained bacilli, when examined with the polarising microscope, often show a doubly refractile cell wall (e. g.,