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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.
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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]
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chromophobe

(krō′mə-fōb′) also

chromophobic

(-fō′bĭk)
adj.
Not staining readily with dye. Used of a cell or cell structure.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
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