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chromophobe

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adjective chro·mo·phobe \-ˌfōb\

Definition of chromophobe

  1. :  resisting staining with dyes



Circa 1909

First Known Use of chromophobe

circa 1909


Medical Dictionary

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chromophobe

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adjective chro·mo·phobe \ˈkrō-mə-ˌfōb\

Medical Definition of chromophobe

  1. :  not readily absorbing stains :  difficult to stain <chromophobe tumors>

chromophoby \ˈkrō-mə-ˌfō-bē, krō-ˈmäf-ə-bē\play play noun plural chromophobies


Variants of chromophobe

also chromophobic \ˌkrō-mə-ˈfō-bik\play

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chromophobe

noun chro·mo·phobe

Medical Definition of chromophobe

  1. :  a chromophobe cell especially of the pituitary gland




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "chromophobe"


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