argentaffin cells


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ar·gen·taf·fin cells

cells that contain granules that precipitate silver from an ammoniac silver nitrate solution.
See also: enteroendocrine cells, apud.
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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).