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chromophobe

 [kro´mo-fōb]
any cell, structure, or tissue that does not stain readily; applied especially to the chromophobe cells of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland.

chro·mo·phobe

(krō'mō-fōb),
Resistant to stains, staining with difficulty or not at all; denoting certain degranulated cells in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland.
Synonym(s): chromophobic
[chromo- + G. phobos, fear]

chromophobe

/chro·mo·phobe/ (-fōb) any cell or tissue not readily stainable, such as the chromophobe cells in the adenohypophysis.

chromophobe

(krō′mə-fōb′) also

chromophobic

(-fō′bĭk)
adj.
Not staining readily with dye. Used of a cell or cell structure.

chromophobe

chro·mo·phobe

(krō'mō-fōb)
Resistant to stains, staining with difficulty or not at all; denoting certain degranulated cells in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland.
Synonym(s): chromophobic.
[chromo- + G. phobos, fear]

chromophobe

Resistant to biological stains. This property can be an important distinguishing characteristic in identifying some cells. Chromophobe cells are those with granules that do not take up dyes.

chromophobe

any cell, structure or tissue that does not stain readily; applied especially to the chromophobe cells of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland.

chromophobe adenoma
a nonfunctional pituitary tumor of the pars distalis is hormonally inactive but commonly causes clinical signs by compression of the pituitary gland and other nearby structures. Clinical signs include incoordination, weakness and exercise intolerance, muscle atrophy, sexual inactivity, blindness and dilatation and fixation of the pupils.
chromophobe carcinoma
rare nonfunctional pituitary tumors are usually large and invasive causing destruction of the pars distalis leading to panhypopituitarism and diabetes insipidus. There is extensive invasion of the brain and cranial bones, and metastases to spleen and liver and to regional lymph nodes may occur.