chromaffin

[ kroh-muh-fin ]
/ ˈkroʊ mə fɪn /

adjective Histology.

having an affinity for stains containing chromium salts, indicating the presence of epinephrine or norepinephrine.

Origin of chromaffin

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

chromaffin

[ krōmə-fĭn ]

adj.

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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