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chro·maf·fin

 (krō′mə-fĭn)
adj.
Readily stained with chromium salts: chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla.

[German : Chrom, chromium (from French chrome; see chrome) + Latin affīnis, related; see affined.]

chromaffin

(ˈkrəʊməfɪn)
adj
showing a brown colour when in the presence of chromic acid

chro•maf•fin

(ˈkroʊ mə fɪn)

adj.
staining with chromium salts: indicates the presence of epinephrine or norepinephrine.
[< German chromaffine (1898) =Chrom chromium + Latin affinis inclined to; see affinity]
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DISCUSSION: Pheochromocytomas are rare catecholamine secreting tumors that arise from chromaffin tissue of the adrenal medulla and some extra-adrenal sites.
Pheochromocytoma (PHEO), although rare, is a tumor of the chromaffin tissue with 90% localization in the adrenal medulla.
Pheochromocytomas are rare catecholamine secreting tumours of adrenal gland and extra-adrenal chromaffin tissue.