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adj. also chro·mo·phil·ic (-fĭl′ĭk)
Readily stained with dyes. Used of a cell or cell structure.
A chromophil cell or cell structure.
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a cell that takes a stain easily
relating to cells or a substance that takes a stain easily
another word for chromaffin
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(ˈkroʊ mə fɪl)

1. staining readily with dye in the laboratory.
2. a chromophil cell or cell part.
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While a significant reduction in TG and cholesterol in the aorta of PMet occurs, we note TG accumulation in the NPMet aorta, according to histochemical results (Sudan Blacks staining), which shows high chromophilic tissues (especially for NPMet).
Sarcomatoid differentiation is found in 1% to 5% of RCC, most commonly developing from clear cell or chromophilic RCC.[sup.1,6] In an analysis of 25 patients by Mian and colleagues, recurrent disease developed after a median time of 5.8 months in 80% of patients who underwent resection of initially localized disease.[sup.3] Among patients with advanced disease, the median survival ranges from 4 to 6 months.[sup.7]
The microcystic area was composed of tubulopapillary structures covered by chromophilic cuboidal cells (Figure 4).