chromophobe

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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

(krō′mə-fōb′) also

chromophobic

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

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.