[kroh-muh-fin] /ˈkroʊ mə fɪn/

adjective, Histology.
having an affinity for stains containing chromium salts, indicating the presence of epinephrine or norepinephrine.

chromaffin chro·maf·fin (krō’mə-fĭn)
Staining a brownish yellow upon reaction with chromic salts. Used of certain cells in the medulla of the adrenal glands and in paraganglia.


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