chromophobe

adjective chro·mo·phobe \ -ˌfōb \

Definition of chromophobe

: resisting staining with dyes

Origin and Etymology of chromophobe

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


Medical Dictionary

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chromophobe

adjective chro·mo·phobe \ ˈkrō-mə-ˌfōb \
variants: also chromophobic play \ˌkrō-mə-ˈfō-bik\

medical Definition of chromophobe

: not readily absorbing stains : difficult to stain
  • chromophobe tumors

chromophoby

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

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chromophobe

noun

medical Definition of chromophobe

: a chromophobe cell especially of the pituitary gland

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