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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]
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argentaffin

adjective Referring to a cell’s affinity for silver dyes without requiring pretreatment with reducing agents.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Argentaffin tumor (carcinoid) occurring in a benign cystic teratoma of the testicle.