argentaffin


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ar·gen·taf·fin

, argentaffine (ar-jen'tă-fin, -fēn),
Pertaining to cells or tissue elements that reduce silver ions in solution, thereby becoming stained brown or black.
[L. argentum, silver, + affinitas, affinity]

argentaffin

/ar·gen·taf·fin/ (ahr-jen´tah-fin) staining with silver and chromium salts; see also under cell.

argentaffin

adjective Referring to a cell’s affinity for silver dyes without requiring pretreatment with reducing agents.

ar·gen·taf·fin

, argentaffine (ahr-jen'tă-fin, -fēn)
Pertaining to cells or tissue elements that reduce silver ions in solution, thereby becoming stained brown or black.
[L. argentum, silver, + affinitas, affinity]

argentaffin

staining readily with silver salts; see also argentaffin cell.

argentaffin tumor
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A modification of the Masson-Hamperl method for staining of argentaffin cells.
As with neuroendocrine tumors from other sites, the cells are positive for argentaffin and argyrophilic stains and show dense-core neurosecretory granules on ultrastructural examination.
Argyrophil cells, argentaffin cells, and Paneth cells are the major nonmucinous components in GCC.
Immunohistochemical and ultrastructural studies of twelve argentaffin and six argyrophil carcinoids of the appendix vermiformis.
Histochemical stains show the tumor cells to be argentaffin and argyrophilic positive.