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chromaffin

Pronunciation: kro'maf-in

Definition: Giving a brownish yellow reaction with chromic salts; denoting certain cells in the medulla of the suprarenal glands and in paraganglia.

Synonym(s): chromaphil, chromatophil3, chromophil3, chromophile, pheochrome1

[chrom- + L. affinis, affinity]

See Also: chromaffin reaction

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