from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.