- having an affinity for stains containing chromium salts, indicating the presence of epinephrine or norepinephrine.
Origin of chromaffin
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- Staining a brownish yellow upon reaction with chromic salts. Used of certain cells in the medulla of the adrenal glands and in paraganglia.
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