chromaffin

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adjective chro·maf·fin \ˈkrō-mə-fən\

Definition of chromaffin

  1. :  staining deeply with chromium salts chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla

Origin and Etymology of chromaffin

International Scientific Vocabulary chrom- + Latin affinis bordering on, related — more at affinity


First Known Use: 1903


Medical Dictionary

chromaffin

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adjective chro·maf·fin \ˈkrō-mə-fən\

Medical Definition of chromaffin

  1. :  staining deeply with chromium salts chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla


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