argentaffin

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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

/ar·gen·taf·fin/ (ahr-jen´tah-fin) staining with silver and chromium salts; see also under cell.

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]

argentaffin

staining readily with silver salts; see also argentaffin cell.

argentaffin tumor
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Argentaffin tumor (carcinoid) occurring in a benign cystic teratoma of the testicle.