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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Sarcomatoid differentiation is found in 1% to 5% of RCC, most commonly developing from clear cell or chromophilic RCC.
The microcystic area was composed of tubulopapillary structures covered by chromophilic cuboidal cells (Figure 4).
5] Subtypes of RCC, such as clear cell, chromophilic (papillary), chromophobic, oncocytic and those originating from collective blood, are the most prevalent.