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chromaffin

[kroh-muh-fin]
adjective Histology.
  1. 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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chromaffin in Medicine

chromaffin

(krōmə-fĭn)
adj.
  1. 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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