Chrom-



1.
a combining form meaning “color,” used in the formation of compound words:
chromhydrosis.
2.
Chemistry.

chrom- pref.
Variant of chromo-.

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  • Chromaffin

    [kroh-muh-fin] /ˈkroʊ mə fɪn/ adjective, Histology. 1. having an affinity for stains containing chromium salts, indicating the presence of epinephrine or norepinephrine. chromaffin chro·maf·fin (krō’mə-fĭn) adj. Staining a brownish yellow upon reaction with chromic salts. Used of certain cells in the medulla of the adrenal glands and in paraganglia.

  • Chroma

    [kroh-muh] /ˈkroʊ mə/ noun 1. the purity of a color, or its freedom from white or gray. 2. intensity of distinctive hue; saturation of a color. /ˈkrəʊmə/ noun 1. the attribute of a colour that enables an observer to judge how much chromatic colour it contains irrespective of achromatic colour present See also saturation (sense […]



  • Chromaffin body

    chromaffin body n. See paraganglion.

  • Chromaffin cell

    chromaffin cell n. A cell that stains readily with chromium salts, especially a cell of the adrenal medulla.



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