chromophobe

[kroh-muh-fohb]

adjective

Also chro·mo·pho·bic. Histology. not staining readily.

noun

Cell Biology. a chromophobe cell in the pituitary gland.

Origin of chromophobe

First recorded in 1895–1900; chromo- + -phobe
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chromophobe in Medicine

chromophobe

[krōmə-fōb′]

adj.

Resistant to stains; staining with difficulty or not at all.

n.

A cell that is resistant to stains.
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