chromophobe

adjective chro·mo·phobe \ -ˌfōb \

Definition of chromophobe

: resisting staining with dyes

First Known Use of chromophobe

circa 1909


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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