chromophobe

adjective
chro·​mo·​phobe | \ ˈkrō-mə-ˌfōb How to pronounce chromophobe (audio) \

Definition of chromophobe

: resisting staining with dyes

First Known Use of chromophobe

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chromophobe

borrowed from German chromophob, from chromo- chromo- + -phob "lacking affinity for," borrowed from Greek -phobos "fearing" — more at -phobia

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The first known use of chromophobe was circa 1909

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“Chromophobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chromophobe. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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chromophobe

adjective
chro·​mo·​phobe | \ ˈkrō-mə-ˌfōb How to pronounce chromophobe (audio) \
variants: also chromophobic \ ˌkrō-​mə-​ˈfō-​bik How to pronounce chromophobe (audio) \

Medical Definition of chromophobe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: not readily absorbing stains : difficult to stain chromophobe tumors

Other Words from chromophobe

chromophoby \ ˈkrō-​mə-​ˌfō-​bē How to pronounce chromophobe (audio) , krō-​ˈmäf-​ə-​bē How to pronounce chromophobe (audio) \ noun, plural chromophobies

chromophobe

noun

Medical Definition of chromophobe (Entry 2 of 2)

: a chromophobe cell especially of the pituitary gland

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