Dye vs Metachromasia - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between dye and metachromasia

is that dye is a colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied or dye can be while 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.

As a verb dye

is to colour with dye.

dye

English

(wikipedia dye)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) deie, from (etyl) . See (l). colored with dye'. The yarn has been ' dyed .

Noun

  • A colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied.
  • Synonyms
    * colourant * tincture

    Verb

  • to colour with dye
  • Synonyms
    * (to color) tint, stain, shade, streak
    Derived terms
    (Terms derived from "dye") * dyeable * dyed-in-the-wool * dye-house * dye-line * dyer * dyery * dyester * dyestuff * dyewood/dye-wood

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (dice)
  • * 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. ยง 46.
  • If a dye were marked with one figure or number of spots on four sides, and with another figure or number of spots on the two remaining sides, it would be more probable, that the former would turn up than the latter ;

    Anagrams

    * ----

    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