chromophil


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chro·mo·phil

 (krō′mə-fĭl′)
adj. also chro·mo·phil·ic (-fĭl′ĭk)
Readily stained with dyes. Used of a cell or cell structure.
n.
A chromophil cell or cell structure.

chromophil

(ˈkrəʊməfɪl)
n
a cell that takes a stain easily
adj
relating to cells or a substance that takes a stain easily
another word for chromaffin

chro•mo•phil

(ˈkroʊ mə fɪl)

adj.
1. staining readily with dye in the laboratory.
n.
2. a chromophil cell or cell part.
[1895–1900]
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Papillary (chromophil) renal cell carcinoma: histomorphologic characteristics and evaluation of conventional pathologic prognostic parameters in 62 cases.
A study presented an unusual case of multi-centric RCC, papillary type in renal allograft after 13 years of excellent allograft function probably because of pre-existing genetic mutations in the allograft.10 Histopathological evaluation showed 29 tumours; 21 were chromophil basophilic papillary carcinoma; 5 were clear cell RCC; and 1 was chromophil eosinophilic papillary carcinoma.
Most common histologies for these cancers are clear cell (80%), papillary, chromophil and chromophobic tumours (Box 1).