chromophil, chromophile


chromophil, chromophile
1. SYN: chromophilic. 2. A cell or any histologic element that stains readily. SYN: chromatophil (2). 3. SYN: chromaffin. [chromo- + G. phileo, to love]

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  • chromophil — /kroh meuh fil/, Histol. adj. 1. Also, chromophilic, chromophilous /kroh mof euh leuhs/, chromatophilic, chromatophilous. staining readily. n. 2. a chromophil cell, tissue, or substance. Also, chromophile /kroh meuh fuyl , fil/, chromatophil,… …   Universalium

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  • chromaffin — adj. [Gr. chroma, color; L. affinis, related to] Staining strongly with chromium salts; also called chromophil; chromophile …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • chromaffin — Giving a brownish yellow reaction with chromic salts; denoting certain cells in the medulla of the adrenal glands and in paraganglia. SYN: chromaphil, chromatophil (3), chromophil (3), chromophile, pheochrome (1). [chrom + L. affinis, affinity] * …   Medical dictionary

  • chromophilic, chromophilous — Staining readily; denoting certain cells and histologic structures. SYN: chromatophil (1), chromatophilic, chromatophilous, chromophil (1), chromophile …   Medical dictionary