Argentaffin

Argentaffin refers to cells which take up silver stain. Enteroendocrine cells are sometimes called `argentaffins`, because they take up this stain. It is a property of melanin, and special stain can be applied to identify those granules. Fontana-Masson stain, uses the fact that those cells can reduce the silver salts to metallic silver (brownish.....
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argentaffin

(ahr-jen┬┤tә-fin) staining readily with silver salts; see also argentaffin cells.
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argentaffin

Pertaining to cells or tissue elements that reduce silver ions in solution, thereby becoming stained brown or black. ... Origin: L. Argentum, silver, + affinitas, affinity ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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argentaffin

Type: Term Pronunciation: ar-jen′tă-fin, -fēn Definitions: 1. Pertaining to cells or tissue elements that reduce silver ions in solution, thereby becoming stained brown or black.
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