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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

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]
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A strong argentaffin reaction is exhibited in pigmented cells (arrowheads) and in extracellular space.
Argentaffin tumor (carcinoid) occurring in a benign cystic teratoma of the testicle.
Therefore, the objective of the present study was to quantify the argyrophillic, argentaffin and insulin immunoreactive endocrine cells in the small intestine and verify possible differences between the number of cells between intestinal segments of postpubertal and adult opossums (Didelphis aurita).
Intestinal metaplasia with argentaffin cells in the uterine cervix.
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.
Some AISs exhibit intestinal differentiation with goblet cells and sometimes Paneth or argentaffin cells.
(2) Intermediate and poorly differentiated tumors may contain heterologous elements (cell types foreign to the developing gonad, such as mucus-filled epithelial cells, argentaffin cells, cartilage, and skeletal muscle).
Argyrophil, argentaffin, and chromogranin A cells have been present in many cases of IPMT.
Argentaffin and argyrophil reactions of human gastrointestinal carcinoids.
* Histochemical stains--variable use of argentaffin and argyrophil reactions