argentaffin, argentaffine

argentaffin, argentaffine
Pertaining to cells or tissue elements that reduce silver ions in solution, thereby becoming stained brown or black. [L. argentum, silver, + affinitas, affinity]

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  • argentaffine — adjective see argentaffin …   Useful english dictionary

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