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  • adj. Capable of being stained (used especially in biology).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In cytology and pathology, capable of taking a stain; stainable : said of cells or tissues; chromophil.


Latin tingere, to dye. (Wiktionary)


  • These neoplasms represented a monotonous population of medium-sized cells, with scant cytoplasm and blastic chromatin with one to two small nucleoli, intermingled with abundant histiocytes with tingible bodies.

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