enterochromaffin

adjective
en·​tero·​chro·​maf·​fin | \ ˌen-tə-rō-ˈkrō-mə-fən How to pronounce enterochromaffin (audio) \

Definition of enterochromaffin

: of or relating to epithelial cells of the intestinal mucosa that stain especially with chromium salts and usually contain serotonin

First Known Use of enterochromaffin

circa 1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Enterochromaffin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enterochromaffin. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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enterochromaffin

adjective
en·​tero·​chro·​maf·​fin | \ ˌent-ə-rō-ˈkrō-mə-fən How to pronounce enterochromaffin (audio) \

Medical Definition of enterochromaffin

: of, relating to, or being epithelial cells of the intestinal mucosa that stain especially with chromium salts and usually contain serotonin

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