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chromaffin

[ kroh-muh-fin ]
/ ˈkroʊ mə fɪn /
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adjective Histology.
having an affinity for stains containing chromium salts, indicating the presence of epinephrine or norepinephrine.
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Origin of chromaffin

<German Chromaffine (1898), equivalent to chrom-chrom- + Latin affinis next to, inclined to; see affinity
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