adj. [L. argentum, silver; affinis, related]
Of or pertaining to the taking of a silver stain; an argyrophil.

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  • Argentaffin — refers to cells which take up silver stain. cite book |author= |authorlink= |editor= |others= |title=Immunogold silver staining: principles, methods, and applications |edition= |language= |publisher=CRC Press |location=Boca Raton |year=1995… …   Wikipedia

  • Argentaffin — ist die Fähigkeit von Gewebselementen, ammoniakalisches Silbernitrat ohne Reduktionsmittel zu reduzieren (Schwarzfärbung) und mit Silber (Argentum) eine Verbindung einzugehen. Siehe auch Argyrophilie Kategorie: Histologische Färbung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • argentaffin cell — or argentaffine cell n any of various specialized epithelial cells of the gastrointestinal tract that stain readily with silver salts …   Medical dictionary

  • argentaffin cell — ▪ anatomy       one of the round or partly flattened cells occurring in the lining tissue of the digestive tract and containing granules thought to be of secretory function. These epithelial cells, though common throughout the digestive tract,… …   Universalium

  • argentaffin — argent|affi̱n [↑Argentum u. lat. affinis = angrenzend; verwandt] : = argyrophil …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • argentaffin — ar·gen·taf·fin …   English syllables

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  • argentaffin cells — So called because they will form cytoplasmic deposits of metallic silver from silver salts. Their characteristic histochemical behaviour arises from 5 HT (serotonin), which they secrete. Found chiefly in the epithelium of the gastrointestinal… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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