argentaffin

adjective
ar·​gen·​taf·​fin | \ är-ˈjent-ə-fən How to pronounce argentaffin (audio) \
variants: or argentaffine \ -​fən How to pronounce argentaffine (audio) , -​ˌfēn How to pronounce argentaffine (audio) \

Medical Definition of argentaffin

1a : depositing reduced silver from ammoniated silver hydroxide solutions used of certain cell granules containing phenols or polyamines
b : of, relating to, or being argentaffin cells

Other Words from argentaffin

argentaffinity \ -​ˌjent-​ə-​ˈfin-​ət-​ē How to pronounce argentaffinity (audio) \ noun, plural argentaffinities

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