argyrophilic

adjective
ar·​gyr·​o·​phil·​ic | \ ˌär-jə-(ˌ)rō-ˈfil-ik, -rə- How to pronounce argyrophilic (audio) \
variants: also argyrophil \ ˈär-​jə-​(ˌ)rō-​ˌfil, -​rə-​ How to pronounce argyrophil (audio) \ or argyrophile \ -​ˌfīl How to pronounce argyrophile (audio) \

Medical Definition of argyrophilic

: having an affinity for silver used of certain cells, structures, or tissues that selectively reduce silver salts to metallic silver argyrophilic cytoplasmic inclusions

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“Argyrophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/argyrophilic. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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