Resistant to stains, staining with difficulty or not at all; denoting certain degranulated cells in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. SYN: chromophobic. [chromo- + G. phobos, fear]

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chro·mo·phobe 'krō-mə-.fōb also chro·mo·pho·bic .krō-mə-'fō-bik adj not readily absorbing stains: difficult to stain <\chromophobe tumors>
chro·mo·pho·by 'krō-mə-.fō-bē, krō-'mäf-ə-bē n, pl -bies
chromophobe n a chromophobe cell esp. of the pituitary gland

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chro·mo·phobe (kroґmo-fōb) [chromo- + Gr. phobos fear] any cell, structure, or tissue that does not stain readily, such as the nonstaining cells of the adenohypophysis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • chromophobe — ● chromophobe adjectif Se dit de cellules qui prennent mal les colorants …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Chromophobe — The term chromophobe refers to histological structures which do not take up colored dye readily, and thus appear more relatively pale under the microscope hence their fear ( phobia ) of color ( chrome ).PituitaryThe term is most commonly… …   Wikipedia

  • chromophobe — /kroh meuh fohb /, adj. 1. Also, chromophobic. Histol. not staining readily. n. 2. Cell Biol. a chromophobe cell in the pituitary gland. [1895 1900; CHROMO + PHOBE] * * * …   Universalium

  • chromophobe — chro•mo•phobe [[t]ˈkroʊ məˌfoʊb[/t]] also chro mo•pho′bic adj. lab not staining readily: chromophobe cells[/ex] • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • chromophobe — adjective Date: circa 1909 resisting staining with dyes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chromophobe — noun Any cell that is resistant to staining See Also: chromophobic …   Wiktionary

  • chromophobe — adj. does not easily absorb stains, repels stains (Biology) n. cell of the pituitary gland which repels stains (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chromophobe — chro·mo·phobe …   English syllables

  • chromophobe — chromophobic; adj. describing cells or tissues that do not stain well with either acidic or basic dyes. Chromophobic cells may be seen, for example, in the anterior pituitary gland. See also: adenoma …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • chromophobe — …   Useful english dictionary

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