enterochromaffin

adjective

en·​tero·​chro·​maf·​fin ˌen-tə-rō-ˈkrō-mə-fən How to pronounce enterochromaffin (audio)
: of or relating to epithelial cells of the intestinal mucosa that stain especially with chromium salts and usually contain serotonin

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enterochromaffin was circa 1941

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“Enterochromaffin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enterochromaffin. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

enterochromaffin

adjective

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