Biological vs Metachromasia - What's the difference?

biological | metachromasia |


As an adjective biological

is of or relating to biology.

As a noun metachromasia is

a characteristic change in the colour of staining carried out in biological tissues, exhibited by certain aniline dyes when they bind to particular substances present in these tissues, called chromotropes.

biological

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Of or relating to biology.
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  • , author=John T. Jost , title=Social Justice: Is It in Our Nature (and Our Future)? , volume=100, issue=2, page=162 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=He draws eclectically on studies of baboons, descriptive anthropological accounts of hunter-gatherer societies and, in a few cases, the fossil record. With this biological framework in place, Corning endeavors to show that the capitalist system as currently practiced in the United States and elsewhere is manifestly unfair.}}
  • Related by consanguinity, especially as to parents and children.
  • Synonyms

    * biologic

    See also

    * adoptive * biological clock * biological father * biological mother * birth mother

    metachromasia

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • A characteristic change in the colour of staining carried out in biological tissues, exhibited by certain aniline dyes when they bind to particular substances present in these tissues, called chromotropes.
  • Synonyms

    * metachromasy

    Antonyms

    * orthochromasy